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App available for 2015 SBC annual meeting

COLUMBUS, Ohio (BP) — Messengers to the 2015 Southern Baptist Convention annual meeting can stay informed through a free smartphone app featuring schedules, maps, alerts, speakers, newsfeeds, the “Book of Reports,” the “Daily Bulletin” and much more.

The app will be available for iPhone, iPad, and Android users and can be downloaded by typing in “SBC Annual Meetings” in the device’s app store. Once the app is downloaded, it will prompt you to install the information for the 2015 meeting. This year’s preferred Twitter hashtag will be #sbc15. Messengers also can follow @SBCMeeting, @BaptistPress, @SBCLife, @sbccp, and @SBCPastorsconf for the latest annual meeting updates.

Developed by Core-Apps, the app will include:

— Push alerts of up-to-date news, such as any changes in the meeting schedule;

— The programs for the SBC Pastors’ Conference and the annual meeting;

— An alphabetized list of Pastors’ Conference and annual meeting speakers, including their scheduled speaking times;

— A newsfeed of Baptist Press news stories and photos covering Crossover, the SBC annual meeting and related meetings that take place during the week.

— PDF versions of the Book of Reports, the Daily Bulletin, and SBC LIFE;

— Scheduled times for seminary luncheons and other affinity groups ancillary to the annual meeting;

— Twitter stream discussions about the annual meeting. Use the hashtag #sbc15 to join the conversation;

— An interactive map of the exhibit hall and messenger-friendly local restaurants;

— A list of exhibitors, including contact information for each exhibitor and the exhibitor’s floor location;

— A list of Metro Columbus Baptist Association churches and church-type missions, with a map showing where each congregation is located, and

— A “friends” icon where users can keep up to date with their friends and send them notes. (Users are required to fill out a brief profile.)

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