Hawaii Book & Music Festival Android App

Riding on the technology wave, the Hawaii Book & Music Festival recently announced the release of official an HBMF smartphone app. The app is free and is available on both the Apple Store and Google Play. Ideally, this means that you will no longer need to lug around a hard copy of the program or be one of those people wondering (and asking others), “Hey, where can I get that?” You can begin planning ahead with the HBMF app and then whip your iPhone or Android phone out at any time to see what’s coming up next.

Official description:

The app features profiles on all presenting authors, musicians, cultural performers, and personalities. A fan wall, Facebook, twitter, and individual author sites are all tied into the app so a festival visitor can remain in touch with their favorite experiences and presenters. This app lists all exhibitor information and provides company information and website links to preview product. Also included are video, audio and book previews for users to access content and information related to the presented topics , authors and musicians.

Dave DeLuca, whose company Pass-the-Projects developed the app, will be doing a presentation on the app at the Festival on Saturday, May 18 at 4:00 P.M in the Authors Makai Pavilion. So if you’re interested, be sure to mark it down on your HBMF itinerary.

I haven’t had a chance to test out the app’s full capabilities as of yet, but I plan on trying it out during HBMF this Saturday on my Galaxy S3 and will be sure to give you my thoughts. Ultimately, irregardless of the app’s functionality, we think this is definitely a step in the right direction. We’re eager to see how technology can help promote more people to get excited about local books, authors, and literary events.

You can download or view more information on the Google Play app here.

You can download or view more information on the Apple Store app here.