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Salpo Launches Cheltenham Festivals Prototype Visitor App
Cheltenham-based software company, Salpo Technologies, has partnered Cheltenham Festivals to launch a new mobile app, to help visitors navigate The Times and The Sunday Times Cheltenham Literature Festival, from 5-14 October.
The Cheltenham Festivals App features:
• Simple navigation of the full 2018 Festival programme
• Search for events by day, time, theme or venue
• Favourite the events you love, to plan your Festival itinerary
• Check ticket availability and purchase tickets on the go
• Add events to your calendar, invite friends and get reminders
• Navigate the Festival Village with interactive Google-overlay Maps
People have long been flocking to the Literature Festival, with a record-breaking 134,000 tickets sold last year. But the world-renowned registered charity, whose year-round participation programme includes the town's internationally-
Salpo happily obliged, offering free software development services for its local neighbour and registered charity. They built a simple to use but effective iOS and Android app in just four weeks, from concept to delivery.
Salpo Technologies CEO, Paul Lawrence, says: "We are thrilled to have built this app for Cheltenham Festivals, who do such great work to attract visitors and enhance the town's cultural landscape. We're proud to have built this simple version from scratch within four weeks, meeting the brief and delivering real value for Festival visitors. We look forward to building on this prototype, harnessing our development capabilities to further enhance the visitor experience."
Cheltenham Festivals Director of Festivals, Ian George, says: "We are delighted to be working with a Cheltenham-based business on this exciting new digital project. As a registered charity their support is invaluable to us in helping us to realise our digital ambitions for the future. The App is just one of the ways we are planning to use digital to enhance the Festival experience for our audience. Through this prototype we will get valuable feedback from festival goers which will inform the Apps future development."
To download, search "Literature Festival" in The App Store or Google Play Store
Learn more about Salpo's Literature Festival app: http://www.salpo.com/
Learn more about Cheltenham Festivals: https://www.cheltenhamfestivals.com/
About Salpo Technologies
Salpo Technologies is a progressive software company, focused on driving innovation and creating versatile software products to help businesses realise their potential. Salpo tackles complex business challenges with its modular CRM platform, custom software solutions, enterprise-grade apps and outsourced development resource.
Salpo is headquartered in Cheltenham, UK, with functions including finance, marketing, project management, product management and sales. A 60-strong team of skilled developers is based in Colombo, Sri Lanka, including the best graduates from Sri Lanka's two leading technical universities.
About Cheltenham Festivals and The Literature Festival
The Times and The Sunday Times Cheltenham Literature Festival 2018 is part of Cheltenham Festivals, a registered charity. The charity feeds the human spirit via its year-round participation programmes which culminate at the town's internationally-
Cheltenham Festivals has four pillars to its activities: talent development, creating unique experiences, bringing the best of and year-round education and community outreach.
Andy Lacey, Salpo Technologies