The Nebraska State Fair Board in March approved a $12,500 contract to develop a smartphone app for iPhone and Android phones that will enhance the State Fair experience. The apps will be ready for download in August.
With more Americans owning smartphones, developing a smartphone app seems to be the next step in the Nebraska State Fair expanding its social media outreach. The State Fair already has a strong Facebook and Twitter following.
Among the tools fairgoers will have with the state fair smartphone application are an events calendar, a list of food and commercial vendors, GPS capability to guide users to a booth location, maps of the fairground, and an aid to help you locate where you parked your car.
The Nebraska State Fair runs from Aug. 24-Sept. 3 in Grand Island. For more information, visit http://www.statefair.org.