New Nebraska State Fair App Lists Events, Food and Fairground Map

If you are not sure where to find a deep-fat fried Snickers or a corn dog at the Nebraska State Fair, a new smartphone application is being developed just for you.

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.

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