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August 16, 2013

The 2013 American Folk Festival appThe American Folk Festival returns to the Bangor Waterfront from August 23rd – 25th, and we’re gearing up for it here at Sephone. As we have in years past, we’re happy to have the opportunity to both sponsor the Festival and develop their official mobile app and website.

We’ve kept the popular features from last year’s app – auto-updating schedules for every stage and artist, an interactive map of the Festival grounds, and an easy way to submit photos to an official Folk Festival album on their social media accounts – and added a brand-new look for this year.

But this year’s update is more than just a new look and feel. We’ve added push notifications and favorites this year; tap the star next to any performance to receive a reminder alert that the artist you want to see will be playing soon. You can also star any artist to receive additional information and alerts.

When you star a performance, it’ll be added to a personal schedule made just for you. Tap “Your Schedule” on the app’s home page to see a list of all the performances you’ve marked that you want to see over the course of the Festival. It’s a great at-a-glance look into where you want to go!

If you installed the app last year, getting the new features is as easy as updating the app. If you’re running iOS, head into the App Store app and go into the Updates tab. If you’re an Android user, the app may update automatically, or you may need to go into the My Apps area of the Play Store for the new version.

Before you head down to the Waterfront, be sure to download the app for free on Google Play or the iOS App Store, or visit americanfolkfestival.com for even more information about the weekend. See you at the Festival – and don’t forget to donate to support it in the future!

Justin is one of the developers at Sephone. He's interested in user-driven design, social media, and web services. He also enjoys learning and exploring new ways for businesses and people to use the web.

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