A big hello and welcome back all!
In my last blog post, I wrote about how technology has the ability to invaluably connect and reconnect us with our friends and family. On another occasion, I wrote about other technology used for the festival this year; the Big Scan and our Interstate Competition. Technology and gadgets have been around for a long time, man has always been coming up with inventions to make his life easier.
This is as true in the medieval era as it is today, and nome more so than today! Technology is giving the festival a whole new exciting dimension, and giving our visitors even more to experience. And this week, when I queried the urgent communications to-ing and fro-ing across the office, the explanation I got was ‘the festival App ‘. Again technology!
So being someone who is constantly in awe of technology, I can’t resist delving a little deeper into our new and amazing iPhone App.
For those of us who live quietly and happily, oblivious to i-technology, the app (or application) is a software programme which can be downloaded onto an iphone (or android) mobile phone, allowing us to have instant and relevant information about the festival at our fingertips , literally. Yes, it’s indulging the inner geek in us all, even those of us that are normally not really ‘geeky’. So if it’s not for you, that’s ok. But just this once, I want to engage our ‘Teckies’!
For those of us who simply can’t live without a iphone; if from the moment you wake, to way past bed time, you’re on Facebook, Twitter, online banking, online shopping, e-bay, amazon, online anything possible, well this is for you! We give you the Abbey Medieval Festival App!
Features of app? Briefly…..programme of events, map of the festival, news updates, information on the exhibitors.
Biggest and best’est’ feature? …….Customisation!
I know you’ll like this. Whatever festival programmes you want to attend, the app will give you the information you need; the location, the time, the duration, whatever you need to know while you are on the move!
And exhibitors – you’re going to love it too! Push notifications! You know those little texts telling people that there’s only twenty more toffee apples left or the jousting is running late because of a Knight getting stuck in his armour, or our VIP’s have arrived, whatever you need to tell people; the App’s got it covered.
And for visitors sticking around our wonderful corner of the world for a little while after the festival is over, we have included information on some of the other great things to see and do around our region.
The festival App will be freely available through the Iphone and Android App Stores at the end of this month.
The Big App is here to stay…..and besides….it’s cool……… it’s another experience from the Abbey Medieval Festival that we know you’ll love……and we already know how even-cooler it’s going to be next year!
Till next time,