If you want to know what the latest fashions your favourite celebrities are wearing to Coachella or Latitude, I’m sure we’ve got an article for that. In the meantime, you might be more interested in our five best festival apps, from getting the lowdown on the weather to finding your tent in the dark. Now these really are important!
The Weather Channel – iTunes – Free
The Weather Channel provides the most accurate and relevant weather information whenever weather matters to you, and at festivals we’d say it matters quite a lot. With 200+ meteorologists and, the ultra-local TruPoint forecasting technology, you have all the weather tools you need to plan your day, week, or even the next hour. The Weather Channel is often named the most popular weather app on the market and best of all it is a free application, which provides you with much more information than Apple’s built-in offering. You can view hourly, 36 hour and 10 day forecasts and severe weather alerts. A little bit of rain doesn’t usually put off dedicated festival goers but it’s nice to get a little bit of advanced warning.
Find My Friends – iTunes – Free
This has to have been designed with festivals in mind surely? Meet up with friends at an outdoor concert. Keep track of the family during a day on the ski slopes. Or see when your out-of-town guest has finally made it past baggage claim. The Find My Friends app is a great way to share your location with people who are important to you.4 Friends who share their locations with you appear on a map so you can quickly see where they are and what they’re up to. And since Find My Friends works with Contacts and Maps, you can do things like find the quickest route to a surprise party and avoid running into the birthday girl — all at once. People can only see your location if you accept their request and you can choose to only share your whereabouts for a limited period of time too.
Viddy – iTunes – Free
Viddy is a simple way for anyone to capture, beautify, and share videos with the world! “Turn everyday moments into perfect little movies with Viddy on iPhone. So next time you catch that pristine sunset over the Pacific, make it more than a memory. Then share it with your Viddy community and upload them to Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube.” Tweak all kinds of effects and add music, transitions and filter packs as you go along.
St John’s Ambulance First Aid – iTunes – Free
If someone collapsed in front of you would you know what to do? Every year, nearly 150,000 people die in England and Wales in situations where first aid could have given them a chance to live. St John Ambulance is determined that no one should die because they needed first aid and didn’t get it. This app includes the latest first aid advice and protocols for dealing with emergency situations. It is simple to follow with illustrated guides and voiced instructions.
Best Flashlight – iTunes – Free
Never worry about bringing along spare batteries or having to wind up a hand held torch, now you can bring light into your life via your phone. The best, brightest, practical and easy-to-use Flashlight for your iPhone or iPod touch! All in one web application and it works offline! It’s a flash light torch app so you can find your way around in the dark and meet up with your friends or find your tent.