App: Austin Food and Wine Festival Reviews

By Aaron

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Rating:
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On November 26, 2012
Last modified: January 3, 2013

Summary:

The Austin Food and Wine Festival App is exceptional. The designers and developers of the App made sure it reflected the branding and experience of the Food and Wine Festival held in Austin each year.

In addition to my high level of interest in Apple products, I’m also a huge fan of Food.   Combine that with the fact that my wife is convinced that Austin Texas is one of the greatest places on earth and you can imagine that I was excited to come across the Austin Food and Wine Festival recently.

What really gave me hope was when I checked the iPhone App Store and saw the festival even had an iPhone app for it’s participants.  The Austin Food and Wine Festival Reviews on the the iTunes Preview page were all positive showing me that the team behind the festival cares about making the entire experience a positive one for it’s participants.   I decided while I wait for the 2013 event this April, I’d download and review the iPhone app the Austin Food and Wine Festival team created.

Austin Food and Wine Festival Reviews

First off, the Austin Food & Wine Festival app is well designed and matches the overall branding the event has put together. Steve Jobs understood that the smallest details matter, and it seems that the team behind the festival understand this also. The App is designed to be a helpmate as you participate in the 3 day festival.

Austin Food and Wine Festival Review

Sections of the app include:

  • Schedule
  • Talent
  • Tickets
  • Map
  • Buzz
  • FAQ

The Buzz section of the app focuses on pulling information from Twitter that participants are saying while attending the festival. It doesn’t allow for you to communicate back through twitter but it is a great way to see when event participants believe something amazing is happening. If you’re on the other side of the festival and think you might be missing out on something, then check out the Buzz section to see what others are saying.

One thing I’m excited about is the fact that they’ve announced the Austin Food and Wine Festival Talent for 2013. The App also highlights what Chefs and other participants will be at the upcoming festival. The chefs seem to be some of the best talents in Austin and their profiles are highlighted in the iPhone app. This is important to me as I love finding out more about people that are participating and leading the event. The talent section includes a Bio and Link section for each of the Chefs and Talent participating in that year’s Food and Wine Festival.

Austin Food & Wine Festival Talent

Overall, I’m impressed with the quality of the Austin Food and Wine Festival app. The team behind it has paid attention to all the little details and made sure that what event participants will use during the festival will be a top of the line experience. I can’t wait for the 2013 festival and to use an updated app for this year.

Update: Just realized I didn’t cover the fact that the app didn’t have a way to check in with friends nearby. I guess you’ll have to coordinate via the Austin Food and Wine Festival area on yelp before the event to know where everyone is going to be syncing up.

The Austin Food and Wine Festival App is exceptional. The designers and developers of the App made sure it reflected the branding and experience of the Food and Wine Festival held in Austin each year.
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5 Responses so far.

  1. bill@smith.com

    November 27, 2012 at 6:56 am

    Awesome! I didn't even know about the Austin Food and Wine Festival! This Austin Food and Wine Festival Review of the app they created is very helpful.

    I'll have to talk my brother into this years event! It has a little bit of everything that I love: Food, Wine, Festival, Texas, Technology. Can't ask for much more.

  2. Scott Henchley

    December 10, 2012 at 6:48 am

    Nice to see that venues are building apps for their events. I wonder though if they're actually functional during the event.

    I've always wanted to be able to get augmented information during sporting events but the biggest problem appears to be that the cell towers nearby can't support the number of people attending the event.

    Really glad to see the Austin Food & Wine Festival trying though. Your Review was helpful and if I happen to be in Austin in April, I'll try and check it out.

  3. Mike

    December 27, 2012 at 7:41 am

    Just got an iPhone for Christmas and was looking for Food related apps. I hadn't heard of the Austin Food and Wine Festival previously but appreciate this review.

    I've never attended a food or wine festival so am interested in what they're actually like. I may check out this app to see if it's something I'd enjoy.

  4. Brian Monica

    February 8, 2013 at 1:31 pm

    I love that every event now has it's own iPhone app. The Austin Food & Wine Festival should be no different. I've seen that the event is a bit costly, but I like the press saying that they're working to improve the entire experience from last year.

    I'm an optimistic person and will side with the positive reviews of the event until I get a chance to attend myself.

  5. winery

    March 22, 2013 at 1:44 am

    Have you ever at any time experienced a very memorable glass of
    wine? What about a memorable bottle? Which was extra essential on your practical experience,
    the organization or even the wine itself?

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