We love the end of August here at Sephone. For a weekend each year, the Bangor waterfront transforms into a musical space full of cultures and sounds from across America and the world – and we’re fortunate to bring information about it to Festival-goers through the official website at americanfolkfestival.com and through the Festival’s mobile app.
The app is a great indicator of how the world’s turned to mobile more and more each year. Last year, we saw a 75% increase in the number of people downloading the app compared to 2012 – and the numbers are still growing. We love having an app, too, because it allows people to have the information they need quickly and easily.
In addition to favorite features from years past (including the ability to build your own schedule, push notifications to alert you of upcoming performances, information on who’s currently performing and who’s scheduled to perform, and up-to-the-minute schedule changes), we’ve added a new vendors section with information about all the amazing food and craft vendors throughout the Festival. And if you want to support the Festival but don’t want to miss any of the music and don’t see a member of the Bucket Brigade nearby, you can now donate online, right from the app.
Make sure you have the latest version of the app before you head to the waterfront! Go into the App Store app on your iOS device and click on the Updates tab, or go into the My Apps area of the Play Store on Android. Updating only takes a couple of minutes!
Don’t forget to share photos from the Festival from the app, and tweet to your heart’s content about what you see using the #AFFBangor hashtag! See you on the waterfront.
By the way, we made a two-minute video talking about the site, the app, and how the Festival has changed over the years. We hope you like it!