This app looks nice and it does make it easy to see what shows are going on each day. The food vendor list with menu items is handy too. But, it has a serious bug that makes your favorites disappear. Twice now I’ve gone in and starred shows and food and then I reopened the app later to check my schedule or food that saved, and it was all gone. Disappointing!
The app is useful, but the design is weird. The main page has music and artists as separate icons/buttons but not on the same portion of the page, and the “My Fest” button should be in the dock, not on the main page. Also, the Map should have an illustration of where everything is located with walking/access paths. The overlay with “Google Maps” is fine, but not very clear where the entrances are and how to navigate from one stage to the next, or concessions and such. Confusing choices for navigation, but overall the app works decently…
Earlier I commented about how the App was great for Music but not Food. The Line-up with the ability to create your own schedule is great. (I wonder if it will buzz me with an alarm before the next artists is scheduled to start.) But the best thing is they added the food vendor list. (Thanks Applitite for listening.) Now you have access to the same page from the website with all the vendors. Now it's really one app for the whole festival. Why only four stars and not five? Two key components are missing. One must is rotation support. Neither the map nor the food list can be rotated so you end up scrolling especially with the food. I still would love to see location awareness on the map too. But hey, there's always next year. And speaking of that, can I also throw out an idea? Count down timer to next year's festival once this one's over. Only two days left until FQF 2010.
This app has potential but needs work. I think its pretty well organized and easy to navigate but as Evelyn pointed out the My Fest function has a bug which causes your favorites to disappear which is endlessly frustrating because that’s how we were planning out our day. Also it would be nice if you were able to adjust screen to make font bigger as it’s pretty small. And it would be great if there were more/better descriptions of the music. Hopefully the kinks can be worked out. This great festival is worthy of a better app.
Used the app this past weekend. It worked fine but there were a few details missing. First on the map I'd like to have a blue dot showing my current location. Second when I click on a venue i should be able to see what shows are coming up and what I shows I stared. There was several times this would come in handy. Hope you make those tweets for next year.
I fire this up every year. It needs help bad. The fonts on the events page are too hard to differentiate between days and the times. The schedule should be linked to the map. The schedule should be sortable and when clicked through just add he map on the full page when you click an item. The map should let you open maps and gps. Please pay someone to update this and make it work better.
As indispensible as your lawn chair and sun screen, this app is the perfect French Quarter Fest companion to ensure you hear the can't miss music and find your favorite foods! Wish there were more stars to give it--and that it existed 25 years ago! Can't wait to use it live, but it sure makes planning fun and easy!!
We used this app every day for the 2018 FQF, I liked that it gave detailed info regarding the artists since they are local talent. Have been trying to plan my days for 2019, but app doesn’t seem to be up & running for 2019! Hope they get it figured out, will find myself lost without it!!!
App is a great idea but makes a lot of assumptions about local knowledge. A few things would make it great for visitors: - contact info or form for suggestions - when you click on a restaurant or performer, have the option to "show where on map" - more food categories like alcoholic beverage, non-alcoholic bev, sweets, seafood, ethnicities, etc - provide info on type of music, would be great to search on jazz, zydeco, rock, Cajun, etc.
With no real extra features, it was a bit pricey for a schedule template app, but it was useful to be able to look at the schedule without needing to unfold a giant map sized piece of paper or have to use the internet. Hope this works for 2011; otherwise next time I'll just cut out the bit from the paper or grap one of the free schedules.
The app continues to crash when the news icon is selected. Also, the map is unhelpful as there is no linkage between performances or food vendors and their location. It's quite helpful if your want to while away your time tapping on the many fleur de lis icons to learn a stage name and location. Go with a hard copy map.
First let me say that last year I enjoyed this app and used it throughout the entire festival weekend . This year it updated wonderfully and it worked fine up until the days of the festival when I needed it the most . It crashed as soon as I would open it . Thank goodness for the paper schedules supplied at the festival .
Why did I pay for an app which while it appears to be good, it is a version for a past year French Quater Festicval in 2011? Is there a free upgrade to 2012? When is that app going to be available? Sure seems like I purchased an app which has absoultely NO VALUE or use for the 2012 year festival!!
Doesn't work. When I tap on app it immediately goes to blank white screen. Would have been a very useful app to have if it actually worked. Any chance of fixing it before the festival? I have an iPhone SE with iOS 9.3
The map won’t load. When you put in an artist’s name in search nothing happens... at all! This app is useless. Basically all you need is a good map of all the stages and the line up of all the artists By STAGE!
The French Quarter Fest app is your personalized guide for the largest showcase of Louisiana music in the world, featuring great ways to discover local music and food. French Quarter Festival, presented by Chevron, is dedicated to supporting the local music community. The festival only schedules local musicians. No matter what style of music you enjoy, you'll find it at French Quarter Festival. Over 20 stages feature every genre from gospel to jazz, funk to classical, and Cajun & Zydeco to brass band.