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Convergence 2014 Recap – Sonoma Partners Booth

The Sonoma Partners crew had a blast last week at Convergence 2014!  We had a busy week of gathering knowledge from sessions as well as networking at our eventful booth. 

Mobile Buzz

If you couldn’t make it to our booth this year, we debuted a custom mobile trivia game called Mobile Buzz.  We custom built the mobile app ourselves to show off and illustrate one of our core beliefs that task specific mobile apps greatly improve the user experience and outperform “generic” mobile solutions!  Mobile Buzz was built using HTML5 that can support any type of mobile device (Android, Windows, iPhone, etc).  We used SignalR and Azure as well to make sure it was fast, responsive and scalable. 

How it Works

Attendees could go to buzz.sonomapartners.com from their device and join an upcoming game which would then display their name on our Booth Leaderboard.  Once our booth moderator started the game, the first question would show on our booth displays and then users would see multiple choice answers to the question displayed on their device.  The user would select the answer they think is correct and then wait for the time expire to see the results.  The user that answered the most questions correctly and the fastest would win. 

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Questions were of general trivia and some were more Convergence focused:

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Below is the Mobile Buzz UI on a device.  This screenshot was taken from a Dell Venue 8 Pro:

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We started a Mobile Buzz game every 30 minutes during all booth hours and each Mobile Buzz winner took home a Nokia Lumia 520!

 

Our client, Valerie Berthelsen from National Oilwell Varco, was one of the many winners!

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Mobile Buzz kept us busy and drew a great crowd each day!  Thanks to everyone that stopped by and be sure to check our booth again next year to see what we’ll be doing next!

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Topics: Microsoft Convergence Microsoft Dynamics CRM