With just over six weeks to go until the start of the 2012 Edinburgh Festival Fringe, the Fringe Society have released their updated mobile apps for iPhone and Android.
You can use the apps to navigate your way around the 279 venues putting on events this August and the 2,695 shows at this year’s Fringe. The app will tell you which shows are starting soon, which shows are closest to you and which shows are available at the Virgin Money Half Price Hut.
Available today for both iPhone and Android handsets, the Fringe App allows you to buy tickets from your phone for all of the shows at this year’s Fringe. Tickets purchased through the app can then be collected from one of four ticket collection points: the Fringe Box Office, the Virgin Money Half Price Hut, The University of Edinburgh Visitor Centre and the Glasgow Box Office at ScotRail’s Queen Street Station.
Kath M Mainland, the Chief Executive of the Edinburgh Festival Fringe Society said: “We think this app makes us the biggest mobile box office in the world. It allows anyone with an iPhone or an Android phone to buy tickets for the shows that make up the 2012 Edinburgh Festival Fringe.”
“It’s very simple, you can buy tickets for a show on the app and then collect the physical tickets from our collection points at the Fringe Box Offices on the High Street, at Glasgow Queen Street Station, at the Virgin Money Half Price Hut and at the University of Edinburgh Visitor’s Centre on Bristo Square.
“You can use the app to navigate your way around the 279 venues putting on events this August. The app will tell you which shows are starting soon, which shows are closest to you and which shows are available at the Virgin Money Half Price Hut each day.”
Gavin Dutch, CEO of Kotikan said: “This August, Kotikan and the Edinburgh Festival Fringe are hoping to build on the success of last year. We’re massively excited about the Fringe this year and we hope the app helps people get the most out of it.”
The app allows people to organise their Fringe events with My Festival planner and share details with friends on Facebook and Twitter.
There are also details on all the shows selling tickets at the Virgin Money Half Price Hut as well information on the show happening next and the show that’s happening nearest to the phone’s user.
To download the iPhone App head to iTunes or the App Store on your phone and search for Edinburgh Festival Fringe. Alternatively, if you still have last year’s Fringe App then you can simply update from the App Store. The Android App can be downloaded from Google Play or www.kotikan.com.