- September 30, 2010
We entered this competition in Edmonton called Apps4Edmonton shortly after arriving in the city to build an iphone app powered by drupal and fed by open data.
The city released open data feeds for developers to access and we decided to build a web/phone app for the Edmonton International Fringe Theatre festival, North America’s longest running and biggest theatre festival that just kicked off today. We used a combination of open source tools including Drupal to pull the data feeds and build the web app at Fringefest.ca and then Titanium to code and compile the i-phone app to interact with it.
The web and mobile app allow visitors to the Fringe to view a full schedule and directory of shows and allows them to rated and reviewed by the community. They are also packed with interactive maps, useful info, contact info and tools to monitor the festival buzz.
We won the Official Fringe Special Distinction Award with our entry and the right to use the official wordmark on our application which was awesome.
You can read a full fringefest case study I wrote up on drupal.org
- competition Mobile
- iphone app
- open data