Eight Essential Apps for Summer Festivals
The glorious summer festival season is upon us. We’ve been bouncing around the country on the OtterTour all summer long, and we’re not even close to stopping the party! Through our travels this summer, we have learned that mobile phones are the perfect companion for your festival experience. Apps can be a true lifesaver at these events, and we’re here to share our favorite ones to make sure you have the best time possible:
Waze is the world’s largest community-based traffic and navigation app. Join drivers in your area who share real-time updates from on the road — perfect for that crazy festival traffic.
Slack is a team communication app that allows you and whomever is in your group to converse in one place. The simple-to-use app allows you to message and share files in real time. It’s simple, productive and available anywhere and everywhere you go.
AroundMe quickly identifies your position and allows you to search for the nearest gas station, hotel, hospital or anyplace your heart desires. You can find the location of the place you are looking for, view the route from where you are, add the information to your contact list or email the information to a friend.
Glympse is a simple app that allows you to share you GPS location with friends and family. If someone needs to know where you are and that you’re safe — just send a Glympse! It’s also an easy way to meet up with friends at the festival and coordinate meeting places.
Periscope is the live video-streaming app that lets you broadcast your experience to the world. As soon as you start ‘scoping’, every one of your followers are notified and they can join and converse in real time. It’s like they’re right there with you!
The “Swiss Army Knife” of festival apps, Festival Ready is a multi-functional app designed to be your best festival buddy. Features include 3D navigation, live weather, packing checklists and festival camping tips — it’s the perfect app for your festival wanderlust.
Has your favorite band ever played nearby and you missed out because you had no idea they were in the area? Never let that happen again with Songkick. This app allows you to track your favorite artists and get notifications when they announce tour dates near you. Create a personalized concert calendar, compare ticket options and prices and even get suggested concerts based on your music tastes so you can feed your concert addiction!
You never know when a lighter-worthy ballad is going to grace the stage at a music festival. Don’t be the person without a lighter. Download the Zippo Lighter app and never miss that iconic moment!