The Bestival 2012 Phone App

  • 30 August 2012
  • POSTED BY Duncan
  • Iphone_map

There’s less than a week to go until Bestival opens its gates for another 4 days of fun-filled frolics and you can now buy and download this year’s mobile app so you can have all the info you need at your fingertips. There are versions available for iPhone and Android both priced at £2.99.

iPhone handsets – buy the app from the App Store on your iPhone or from iTunes. Click here or type in ‘Bestival’ to find it.

Android handsets – you can buy the app for Android phones by visiting the android market on your handset here or search for ‘Bestival’.

The Bestival app has the following features:
- Full set times for all the main stages (please see note below)
- An interactive festival map
- Money saving vouchers with discounts on food and drink stalls plus mobile charging, fancy dress offers and many more
- Breaking news – before, during and after the event
- A personal itinerary option to ensure you don’t miss anything you want to see over the weekend
- Photos and videos
- Key timings, travel and camping info
- Twitter feeds from @bestival and @robdabank

VERY IMPORTANT: To ensure all timings and running orders are 100% up to date for the festival we will be releasing them on the App on Wednesday 5th September at 6pm. We HIGHLY RECOMMEND you open the app at this point, ideally on a wifi network, to download all the timings data.

Unfortunately there is no mobile app available for Blackberry or Java handsets.

For any questions or technical problems please email Live Apps:
u2us@live-apps.co.uk

ps… We have seen some comments about the app and we would like to give a couple of pointers, if you are using the app with a decent wifi connection of phone signal, the first download will still take time, this is due to the fact that there is 20 stages of content on the app, a large map and other info, this is 4 times more content than we had on the app last year, so it obviously takes longer to download.

After the first download when you select schedule it may appear that the app has frozen, it hasn’t, it’s downloading the changes in the schedule. In the last 24 hours we have made large changes to the schedule so these changes are downloading behind the screen, the time that this takes will depend on your signal and the type of phone you have. once all the data is on the phone and we stop making changes to the schedule then the app will quicken up, however we will still be making changes up as we get nearer to the start of the festival.

Times – the times will not be on the app till Wednesday at 6.00pm as we will only have the full schedule then, you can find details of this on the Bestival website.

if you have any other comments or questions please email andy on u2us@live-apps.co.uk