Just in the nick of time, the Common Schedule Organizer, a free mobile app for Android, is now available! There isn’t much new functionality (always willing to take suggestions) but it has been updated with the latest Phonegap libraries and the latest jQuery mobile. It is still written for Android 2.1 devices and up so even that ancient Samsung Galaxy Spica I own can run the app. It is still lean and mean and can be downloaded here.
If this is the first time you have used the app, you will be prompted for your email address that you use to access the Personal Grid on the Common website. Your personal grid information will be pulled into the app but remember it is a one way street: As you add items to your schedule in the CSO they will NOT update your personal grid info (still working on the best way to handle it both ways).
Once you have entered that info and are on the main app screen, click on the “Load Schedule” button. It will turn yellow and after 30 seconds or so you will see a “Loading” message appear and flash on the screen. It took me about 2 minutes to download the initial schedule. At that point the message should change to “Ready” and you are ready to go. If you have personal grid items, go ahead and visit your schedule to make sure they downloaded. From then on you can update the schedules, both the master schedule and the personal grid info and it will update the app with the latest and greatest.
If you have something other than an Android device, you can use the web application version of the app. It will still save your stuff to the device you use so it is still plenty handy it just won’t be “native”. You will find the web application available here.
If you have a question or a suggestion you can always email me (you know my name) at the company domain (valadd dot com). I’ll try to get back to you and patch things as necessary.
See you at the conference! Enjoy!