Our valued client, City of Stirling, commissioned us to create an app that is quirky, summery and fun.


City of Stirling (The Summerset Arts Festival)

Services Provided

iPhone app development

Project description

The Summerset Arts Festival is the City of Stirling’s premier cultural celebration jam packed with live comedy, theatre, music, visual art, children’s events and much more! With an exciting mix of free and low cost events, the festival attracts crowds of around 35,000 to over 30 events held across the City during January/February.

Art, music, and cultural festivals usually share schedules that involve consecutive days of various activities, various performers, and several venues or locations. Keeping that in mind, The City of Stirling wanted to develop a dedicated app for the festival with the intention to make this information more accessible. With the help of Applabs, The Summerset Arts Festival app now helps visitors keep a record of all the activities via calendar notifications, a user-friendly program table, and interactive map features. Options for social media sharing further enhance the user experience and make the mobile application truly complete.

App features

The Summerset Arts Festival app has an unrivalled breadth of functionality that is easy to use. The perfectly-suited layout, branding and look and feel gives the user a nice insight into the festival.

  1. A complete timetable of all events categorised by date and distance. The timetable feature also offers ticket price information making the app a one stop source of information.
  2. List of performers/artists at the festival, sorted alphabetically that makes the app users journey seamless.
  3. Predictive search functionality that shows results as you type. The key technical insight was that people type slowly, but read quickly. This means that you can scan a results page while you type.
  4.  The app strongly encourages users to share content and check in throughout events during the festival.
  5.  Real time information updates and adequate brand exposure in the app for key sponsors and partners.