Three Apps That I Will Use Tonight at SxSW: Business Cards, Drinking, and Girls
It's past 9 pm and I'm about to go meet up with my friend Sarah, the girlfriend of The New York Egotist's very own Adam Wilson, at the TypeKit Party at Betsy's Bar. This means that there are three or four more hours in which I am physically capable of using an app. Here are the top three that I will be using:
Hashable froze on my phone mid-day, but that hasn't gotten me down on the NYC virtual business-card app. It's incredibly cool. All you need is someone's email address or twitter handle to get all of their info, and all you need to do is include the relevant hashtag in a tweet, text or email to that person to start building a business narrative within your inner circle. With simple, easy-to-use privacy options, it seems like the perfect networking tool. I'm going to be using this one as an icebreaker tonight.
This app is very simple. It lets you publish what you're drinking. And only what you're drinking. Basically, it's an app designed around one's love for drinking alcohol and nothing else. I'm in love. My only fear is that this will turn into a competition for which hipster can drink the most obscure beers. It'll also be a little scary to have a retrospective database for how much I consume/spend on drinks in bars.
Where the Girls At?
After drink four, I will probably wonder, "Where the Girls At?" and then realize that I'm at the biggest sausage fest this side of certain bars in the East Village (which is, ironically, where I live). Since the only things around me will probably be relatively unattractive men and possibly two or three girls, surrounded by a wall of eager, unattractive men, I would normally get discouraged and drink more. But not now.
This app by KiwiGrove takes Foursquare login information and tells you where the girls are at. It even predicts where the girls will be based on past experience. Based on ratio and total numbers, the Bling Pig Pub seems to be the most kosher (read: least sausagey) places to be right now. Duly noted.
Have a good night, New Yorkers. If you're here, holler at yo boy @nyegotist. I should remember how to use Twitter until at least 2 am.