Who’s Now, Who’s Next – Lollapalooza 2011 Edition
We’re in both the Android and Apple App Markets!
About the App
Our app isn’t super complicated but it solves some classic music festival problems. It also side-steps classic Lolla mobile reception issues. There is nothing you need to access online once the app is downloaded.
- Who’s Now – See the bands that are playing right now
- Who’s Next – See the bands coming up next
- Dance, Rock, Chill – Find Lolla Artists that will either make you want to have a dance party, rock out, or kick back and chill
- Easy to Read Map (stages at a glance!)
- North/South – Know who’s playing on your side of the park
When Lollapalooza announced it’s 2011 HackLolla App Contest
, we set out to build an app that would answer the questions who’s playing now
and who’s playing next
These are the most common questions a music festival attendee faces. You can decide before the fest which shows you want to see but, as Deadmau5 might say, “sometimes things get complicated”.
Maybe you are grabbing a drink and socializing with friends, or you get hungry and decide you need to sit down and take a break. What if one of your friends drags you to see a different band? All of these things can derail your “plan”. Then you need to improvise. That’s where we come in.
Our app will tell you:
- Who is performing right now
- Who is up next
- Where to head to if you’re in a certain mood
- What stages are close to where you are
These things matter in the moment and can be identified quickly… because you didn’t come out to the show to be staring at your phone.
And this is just the beginning. We’re not just building this app alone – we’re building a community where we can get direct feedback from other festival goers. This community helped us categorize the bands for this application. And the same community is eager to help refine and develop our music festival apps in the future.
We realize that what we’re building here isn’t perfect… yet. We are on the way, and greatly appreciated this opportunity to combine our love of “going to the show” with the pride we take in the work we do.
Join the Conversation
Help us make this the best Lollapalooza App. Share your thoughts/feedback.
We’re more than a small group of web & mobile app developers – we’re out in the crowd. Our dev team has 11 Lollapaloozas, 4 Coachellas and 8 Pitchforks under our belts. So we set out to create an app that would be useful to us as festival goers.