Conference fiend? Check out Lanyrd, a connected app for conference-goers!

Every week or so we’ll be featuring a new connected app in the lead up to the full launch in early fall. If you’ve built an app that makes use of the new features, don’t forget to tell us about it – we might feature you in a future post! First up: Lanyrd

Lanyrd is an online social conference directory that helps you keep tabs on the people and events related to conferences you’re attending or should be attending. In addition to a native iOS app, they’ve built a slick HTML5 mobile site that works well across a myriad of devices.

Thanks to their new connected app integration, Lanyrd now gives relevant information to people on foursquare, like details about upcoming events, the moment they check in to a place that’s hosting a conference. If you were already planning on attending the event or are a registered speaker, they also add a post to your check-in telling friends why you’re at the conference. Conference fiends, click below to connect Lanyrd to your foursquare account.

Learn more about how Lanyrd build their connected app on their blog.