Friday, July 09, 2010
Iphone Coverage of Assilah Festival
A while ago, The View from Fez, posted a story about the UAE being the special guests at the Assilah Festival ( see story HERE) Now there is exciting news that the Emirates have teamed up with URBN Travel to provide an Iphone app so that people from around the world can keep in touch with the happenings at the Assilah Festival.
Eamonn Carey from URBN travel told us: "This year, the UAE is the guest of honour at the festival, and in celebration of that fact, we're working with the Abu Dhabi Authority for Culture and Heritage to produce iPhone and Android apps, a webapp and a whole range of text, images, videos, podcasts, livestreams and more. It's the first time that something like this has happened at a festival in Africa, and we're pretty excited about being part of it. We're hoping that by doing this, we'll allow people from all over the world to connect with the festival through our apps and through the www.adachatassilah.com website - that way, they can read about what's happening, see tons of regularly updated images, view videos with the participants and generally get a feel for what the festival is all about.
Where to get the app?
There are download links for the apps on www.urbntravel.com - the iPhone and Android apps have a full range of features - the webapp is a little simpler so as not to kill people's data plans.
The View from Fez has downloaded and tested the app and can report it looks like an exciting innovation.
And here is a suggestion. This kind of coverage needs to be taken up by the organisers of the Fez Festival of World Sacred Music, The Sufi Festival and the Essaouira Gnaoua Festival.