Tampere Events App in use for the first time at the IAAF World U20 Championships
The Tampere Events App will be launched at the IAAF World U20 Championships. The app offers its users plenty of information about the event, routes and services. In the future, the app is hopefully used widely in all kinds of events in Tampere.
Tampere events app will be launched in the IAAF World U20 Championships on 10–15 July 2018. The Tampere Events App includes information on the IAAF World U20 Championships schedules, services at the Ratina Stadium, benefits from partners as well as guidance and wayfinding. The app allows users to choose their favourite competitions and it will give a notification when that particular sport is about to start. Also tickets for the event can be bought in the app.
- It is easy to find the event locations, service points and schedules with the help of the app. You can tag your favourite competitions, and the app will tell you when and where you need to be to catch them, explains Anni Joela, City of Tampere’s Project manager for the Six Cities City Guidance Ecosystem project.
The Tampere Events App also includes other major events at the Ratina Stadium this summer, such as Finnkampen and Popeda’s 40th anniversary concert. In the future, the app will cover all kinds of events taking place in Tampere.
- The app will be developed further on the basis of users’ wishes. We are already planning additional features such as queueing information at gates and service points as well as the traffic situation near event locations, Joela continues.
For professionals, the Tampere Events App will function as a publishing system where the event organiser can publish their own event either directly in the basic view of the app or they can use the platform to create a separate app with its own name. Service providers can add their own services and offers to the app base, the event organiser will then choose the most appropriate ones for their event. Guidance and wayfinding information is updated to the app automatically through the city’s open data interfaces.
The Tampere Events App can be used for all kinds of events and it works in both Android and iOS devices. Both the look and the features of the event can be edited to suit the needs of the event organizer and event partners.
The app is not intended to benefit only event participants and organisers in Tampere, it can be used to publish events in any city.
Tampere Events App can be downloaded for free from Google Play Store and Apple App Store.
The Tampere Events App is created by the City of Tampere’s Smart Tampere programme project Six Cities City Guidance Ecosystem project and Visit Tampere. It is funded by the European Regional Development Fund. The app is developed by Eatech Oy.
Text Pirkko Laitinen
Photos Pirkko Laitinen