Honestly, the no schedule policy was my LEAST favorite thing about Fanime, and really detracted from the event. I'm the type of person to carry it around and look at what's up if I'm bored. Sometimes I don't see anything I want to go to, but eventually on a whim or if I'm bored enough something will look good. I had a lot of time being on the other side of the con or somewhere else entirely where I didn't want to leave what I was doing or walk all the way over to look at the info desk, so I kind of missed out. I have never missed an FMV contest, but this year I thought it was in the civic center because of the guide, but then it was midday in a video room somewhere I guess. I missed it.
Also, the app was not convenient. I borrowed my friend's iphone and it was.... well, hard to get a good overview with the hour-by hour thing. It would have been good in addition to a printed schedule.
It seriously impacted my fanime experience. I didn't go to one panel this year, unless you count Yoshiki.