After recently going to a few festivals, we realised how dependent we became on our Iphone apps. It literally made everything so much easier and more convenient. We didn't have to worry about all the trivial things around us, and could fully appreciate the festival atmosphere.
Here we complied a list of the better Iphone apps that are essential for any festival goer.
Facebook messenger has the ability for group chat which is perfect if you or your friends get split up somewhere and need to meet up quickly. That way you can contact all your friends at the same time easily and efficiently. Another feature it has the ability to share your exact location via GPS so you can show off to all your facebook friends that you do actually leave the house.
You'll probably discover a lot of new music when you go to a festival. That means you'll want to listen to them more and more even after the festival is over. This is where Spotify comes in handy. With access to over 15 million tracks you're sure to find whatever you want. Just make sure to show off your new found knowledge of music to all your friends, proving how 'sophisticated' and 'cultured' you are in comparison to them because they haven't heard of the new underground hip hop/ folk bands emerging.
3. Find My Tent
Trying to find your tent can be real chore amongst the sea of other tents in your area. It's doubly difficult when you're drunk or on any other substance (not that we encourage that). well Find My Tent is perfect for that problem. It logs yours GPS location then guides you back to it using a compass with the distance displayed underneath it. You can even take pictures of the tent through the app to make it even easier to identify it.
this is very similar to other sound identification apps like Shazam. However both of these apps have trouble identifying the name of the song at live events. Here Soundhound leaps ahead. You can hum or sing the tune into the microphone and it should recognize the song for you. Even better it also displays the lyrics to the song so you can half heartedly along while they play on stage. It is free but you can buy a paid version which removes all ads and has a few extra features.
5. The Weather Channel
There's no such thing as bad weather, only bad clothing. You can't control the weather, but you can at least be prepared for it. This app gives from a range of hour by hour forecasts up to 10 days. It has interactive maps with radar to show that the big patch of rain is probably heading your way. Another good touch is the pollen push alerts. Because at least you can be aware that you'll have crippling hay fever rather then it spontaneously happening.
Going to a festival is a great way to meet like minded people, and swapping contact details can be a chore. This is where Bump comes in handy. Simply Bump (see what they did there?) your two iphones together with the app on and you'll have swapped details. You can also link it up via facebook and twitter if you want a complete stranger to know everything about you immediately.
Everyone knows what instagram does. If you don't i want to know what rock you've been living under. Take arty and vintage looking photos through several different filters for your iphone camera. Upload them to any social networking site and show off to everyone you're having a good time. Because what's the point in having fun if you can't share it with friends, and rub into the faces of people you don't particularly like?
8. Ultimate Guitar Tabs
There's always a token guy with a guitar at a a festival. He's always around near your tent banging out Wonderwall. Please, for everyones sake show him this app. With access to over 400,000 different tabs you won't ever have to listen to that song again. The view scrolls across and down with adjustable speed and you can store tabs for offline use, through this feature will cost you extra.
This just amazing. Most festivals do provide toilets and show up on their official maps, but if you've ever experienced a portaloo you'd know it is quite possibly the worst thing in existence. They truly are horrific. Toilet Finder will help you find the toilets that aren't in the official map. you may have to venture a bit further afield but trust me, it's worth it. A normal Public toilet will feel like the ritz in comparison to the portaloos. The app has a database of over 60,000 different toilet locations and fortunately for you it does not link up to any social media sites like facebook.
Waiting for the next act to appear on stage? keep yourself entertained with the Vimeo app. At least you can watch some quality short films with great content instead of just standing listlessly in the rain. Moreover, you can easily upload your own videos and edit them all in the iphone app. Its easy to use interface and regularly updated content can make that long wait in the rain fly by.