South by Southwest, or SXSW, just kicked off this weekend in my lovely hometown of Austin, Texas. It’s an annual festival covering music, film, and interactive arts.
And of course the very useful SXSW Go app for the iPad has been updated for this year’s festival.
SXSW® GO is the official mobile app for getting the most out of attending SXSW 2014. Browse our lineup and create your personal schedule, then login to sync it with your other devices. Find your friends and connections and see what they are up to, and network with thousands of other Attendees. You can also find your way around Austin, navigate the trade show, stay connected to the social world and more!
You can build your schedule online at schedule.sxsw.com or directly on your mobile device. With SXSW® GO, you also can sync your online schedule with your mobile device, so your info will always be up-to-date!
If you’re attending the festival this is the one companion app you need. Here’s an App Store link for SXSW Go; it’s a free app and a universal app designed for both iPad and iPhone.
Our featured iPad painting this weekend is ‘Alley’ by Jaime Sanjuan Ocabo.
This one is captivating to me because it instantly conjures up memories of Spain and of Europe. It just shouts ‘travel’ at me. I also find the color and lighting beautiful.
Here’s a little more about it from the artist himself, shared to our Google+ iPad Art community:
Here you have my latest digital painting made with my fingers on an iPad using Procreate.
The tittle is “Alley”.
I’ve only been painting with the ipad for 7 months, but each time I feel more and more comfortable!
Hope you like it!
Incredible that he’s only been painting on the iPad for just 7 months. You can see all of Ocabo’s work here: http://www.jaimesanjuanart.blogspot.com.
And of course you can see more amazing iPad paintings in the iPad Art section here at iPad Insight.
My thanks to Mobile Cloth for being a site sponsor this week. They make the first cleaning cloth for the iPad that ever stood out from the rest to me, and I’ve been using them for years now. They work faster and better than any other cloth I’ve seen.
I’ve always got one handy for use on my iPad, my smartphone, and any touch screen device I happen to be using.
I also love the video above too, done by my good friend and colleague here, Thomas Wong.
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Hey everyone! I’m getting ready to be on my first SXSW Gaming panel. It’s free and open to the public … so for more information, check out my video this week!
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Games Featured This Week:
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Years ago, this phrase was thrown around a lot in tech circles: ‘The applications make the platform’. In the case of the iPad I don’t know that apps entirely ‘make the tablet’ – but great iPad apps are definitely a huge factor in making it such a game-changing device.
Great apps, and unique apps that you just don’t find anywhere else, are one of the hallmark features of the iPad. They have been since Day 1, and scores of great developers and publishers continue to produce apps that are exclusively for the iPad. Our weekly picks for Best iPad App of the Week are published here every Saturday.
This week’s pick is Tynker, an app that delivers on its promise to make learning to program fun for young children. The app has an age rating of 4+ and though I don’t have a 4 year old around to test with I think the fun and charming style of Tyner is good fit for youngsters of that age and above. My soon-to-be 11 year old daughter spent time with me with the app, and she agrees.
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