SXSW is right around the corner and—if the robots don’t rise up to destroy us first—it looks like this year might be the busiest yet (including a few Tumblr events). My wife and I created an iPhone app called Thinx Drinks to keep track of all the unofficial parties and day shows going on and to help get around the city during the festival. If you’re coming to Austin for SXSW, it’s available free from the App Store. And let us know if you’ll be around, we’d love to meet up with you.
As some of you might know, my husband and I live in Austin. One of the great things about living in Austin is that you can take advantage of all the fun stuff that surrounds SXSW every spring. Last year we designed a mobile site to help us get around all the free parties and unofficial events that were going on and it was so helpful we thought that this year we’d share it with everybody as a full-blown mobile app. We’re really proud to announce that Thinx Drinks is now available in the iTunes App Store and its totally free!
Some of the app features:
Nearby feature shows all the parties and events near your current location, plotted on a map for easy navigation.
Browse events by date or use the searchable database to find events by name, band, or venue.
The My Parties feature lets you mark your favorites for quick reference later.
RSVP from many events from within the app.
Other features include social media and iOS Calendar integration. The app syncs to information stored the cloud to give you up-to-date listings.
I hope you find it as helpful as we do and hopefully I’ll see some of you around town!
As a service for any Tumblrs (or anyone else) attending the SXSW Music Festival, I put together a mobile site @ sxsw.monkeylabsoftware.com that shows a map of all the free and unofficial side parties going on in Austin this week. The information is taken from Showlist Austin, which is a great resource for what is happening around town. Hopefully you find this useful getting around town and have a great week in Austin at SXSW!