IGCC brings Munich’s well known Oktoberfest to Pune for the fourth time next month. It will be held Oct 12-14, at the Turf Club, Pune, and Extentia is an event partner. This time, it will have its own mobile application.
Oktoberfest is a 16-day festival held annually in Munich, Bavaria, Germany, running from late September to the first weekend in October. It is one of the most famous events in Germany and is the world's largest fair, with more than 5 million people attending every year. The Oktoberfest is an important part of Bavarian culture, having been held since 1810. Other cities across the world also hold Oktoberfest celebrations, modeled after the Munich event.
At the launch event, Extentia CEO Umeed Kothavala and IGCC Director Zubin Kabraji officially launched the application. There was a detailed demo soon after. Guests included German companies in Pune, IGCC members, Turf Club members and other IGCC, Extentia invitees.
‘Extentia has been an innovator in creating interactive, event-specific mobile applications, and Pune Oktoberfest 2012 is exclusive to this grand festival,’ said Umeed Kothavala, CEO, Extentia. ‘We’re excited to help IGCC promote this popular event, and give hundreds of visitors the convenience of this app’s features.’
‘We are extremely happy about our association with Extentia. Pune Oktoberfest app is a very innovative idea, its bringing the event closer to the people at a personal level’, said Mr. Zubin Kabraji, Regional Director – Pune, Indo German Chamber of Commerce. ‘People in Pune believe in social networking and we are confident that this year’s Pune Oktoberfest will become better and bigger as it progresses” he added. ‘
Key Features of the Pune Oktoberfest application
Look up a schedule of events for October 12, 13, 14 that will include beer keg tapping, live German music, races and more. Users can set event reminders and get event locations as well.
Registration is mandatory to attend Oktoberfest, and users can use the application to specify dates of attendance.
‘I Love My Pune Oktoberfest’
Send in pictures of Oktoberfest experiences in Pune. Upload from an iPhone and Android device to enter. There are daily winners and exciting prizes to be won on each day. Users submit photos to win free beer, food, and beer mugs.
A panel will pick and display the best photos for each day of the festival. A ‘best picture’ winner will be declared daily.
Post user’s Oktoberfest location and experience on your Facebook wall.
Besides this, users get directions to the festival using Google Maps, look up FAQs, ask questions, and can send in feedback at any time.
On Apple iTunes (iPhone) - http://itunes.apple.com/
On Google Play (Android) - https://play.google.com/
More Information at: oktoberfestpune.com
About Extentia Information Technology and iXtentia
Established in 1998, Extentia is a global software development and consulting organization delivering IT solutions to clients throughout Europe, North America, the Middle-East, and the Asia Pacific region. With strong technical skills in Microsoft and open source technologies, Extentia has experience across multiple sectors including education, travel, healthcare and finance. The company also offers professional SEO, social media optimization, PPC, and QR coding services. Extentia has offices in India, The United States, The UAE, and The UK.
iXtentia is a division of Extentia Information Technology that focuses on Apple, Android, Windows Phone, BlackBerry, and other mobile technologies. The team has significant expertise in the development, design and support of mobile applications. iXtentia also offers marketing and promotional services for mobile applications, with applications for the iPhone /iPad listed among the top 200 on the Apple App Store.
About AHK Indien/Indo-
The AHK Indien or the Indo-German Chamber of Commerce was incorporated in 1956. Today, with over 6700 members they are the largest AHK and Chamber of Commerce in India.
As a highly regarded and respected institution in India and Germany, with its qualified team and above all its innumerable contacts and connections, the Indo-German Chamber of Commerce has played a major role in advancing corporate as well as cultural understanding between India and Germany for over 50 years.