By Brian Schultz
Winnipeg Folk Festival fans can now keep tabs on their favourite artists while roaming the grounds of Birds Hill Park.
A smartphone app has been launched by the festival for iPad and Android devices. New features this year include a grid-style schedule that mirrors the familiar look of the festival’s printed program book, automatic pop-up schedule reminders for “favourited” concerts and workshops, and un-obtrusive, over-the-air, updates.
The app also contains the Folk Festival’s entire 2012 lineup, with performer bios, videos, web links, interactive maps, photo and video sharing, the integration with Facebook and Twitter.
The Folk Festival’s free app — also available for all iOS devices — saw a 50 percent increase in its user base in 2011.
The app was developed by Montreal-based Greencopper.