Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Jazz Fest mobile app is live

Posted By on Tue, Apr 9, 2013 at 1:09 PM

The Jazz Fest app for iPhone.
  • The Jazz Fest app for iPhone.
Not nearly as anticipated as the annual Unveiling of the Cubes (but surely getting close): The 2013 New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival mobile app is now available for download. It allows Festgoers to customize a schedule, look up artist bios and stages and find that all-important food item you've been craving since last year. Get it for iPhone here and Android here.

Below the cut: A list of the app's features.

The Jazz Fest App is your official electronic guide to the festival! Organize and expand your festival experience in one handy app. Create your schedule, read about the bands and food, browse media and find your way around using the map. Features include:

- Music Lineup: See every artist and where they are playing. Add filters by day and/or stage to drill down to what you want to see. Sort by name or time in any view. Add or remove artists from your schedule with one touch.

- Food Lineup: See every food item available at Jazz Fest and which area they are located in. Touch a button to add food to your schedule at a specific time.

- My Schedule: See your customized food and music schedule organized by day and remove items with a single touch.

- Now Playing: View all artists playing within the next two hours in the music lineup. See what's coming up on your personal schedule as well.

- Artist Info: Click on any artist in any list and read their bio, watch videos, go to the artist web site or go to iTunes to download their latest release.

- Social Media Integration: For any artist, take a picture from inside the app and have the caption automatically filled in with artist and stage info. Push the photo up to Facebook, Twitpic or both at the same time. You can also update your Facebook status or tweet about the bands.

- Map: See a zoomable/scrollable map of the entire event. Click on a stage to go to the lineup view for that stage. During the Festival, see who is playing each stage on the current day.

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