Coachella and Past: 7 Apps and Devices for Music Festivals

With Coachella kicking off on Friday, the music pageant season has begun. Over the subsequent few months, hordes of music followers will descend on Bonnaroo, Lollapalooza and different festivals, armed with smartphones for a endless barrage of selfies. Drake upheld this advantageous custom with a pic of himself sporting the new Apple Watch whereas staring out on the "Chella" grounds earlier than the gates opened.

Not everybody may be as tech-savvy as Drizzy. However there are many nice apps and devices on the market to maintain concertgoers glad and protected as they binge on the newest bands.

Priime (Free to $9.ninety nine, iOS) — Have to up your selfie recreation? Priime, which options seventy four filters impressed by skilled photographers, could possibly be simply the app you could have been on the lookout for. It comes with eight filters at no cost, with the remaining out there for $9.ninety nine. VSCO Cam (Free), probably Instagram’s largest rival relating to hipster photograph apps, is one other good selection for each iOS and Android customers.

Wunderlist (Free, iOS and Android) — When Jack White, The Weeknd and Father John Misty are all enjoying inside hours of one another, a scheduling app can be sure to do not miss a factor. This app lets teams of associates handle schedules and cross bands off their to-see lists.

Coachella and Beyond: 7 Apps and Gadgets for Music FestivalsLomo

Lomo’Prompt ($119) — It is like Instagram, however IRL. In a sea of iPhones, a classic-wanting on the spot digital camera ought to appeal to some consideration.

Periscope (Free, iOS) — Do not hold the music to your self! This app lets individuals reside-stream to their Twitter feed, good for sharing footage from the entrance row.

Coachella and Beyond: 7 Apps and Gadgets for Music FestivalsLepow

Lepow PIE ($fifty nine.ninety nine) — It is just about unimaginable to go to a music pageant and never run out juice. This Lepow PIE smartphone case doubles as an additional battery and matches quite a lot of Apple and Samsung telephones.

Glympse (Free, iOS, Android, Home windows) — Dude, the place’s Steve? Fear not, pal, this monitoring app lets customers monitor one another’s actual location, so no one will get misplaced wandering round by the merch tent.

Darkish Sky ($three.ninety nine, iOS) — At a music pageant, no one wants animated maps of shifting strain fronts. They should know whether or not or to not placed on their rain poncho. Darkish Sky provides detailed climate predictions in easy phrases ("Rain beginning 22 minutes") and daring graphics. For Android customers, 1Weather (Free) has a equally clear and intuitive design.

First revealed April eleven 2015, 5:forty eight PM

Coachella and Beyond: 7 Apps and Gadgets for Music Festivals

Keith Wagstaff

Keith Wagstaff is a contributing author at NBC Information. He covers know-how, reporting on Web safety, cellular know-how and extra. He joined NBC Information from The Week, the place he was a employees author overlaying politics. Previous to his work at The Week, he was a know-how author at TIME.

He lives in Brooklyn, N.Y.

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