It’s no secret that Phish tour brings out the best of the technology we have surrounding our lives these days, and this technology landscape just got a bit more targeted for the Phish fans that are tweeting setlists updates from their iPhones.
iTour is an free iPhone app that is designed specifically for Phish’s Fall Tour and is programmed to provide the details, maps and info that any fan on fall tour would need at their fingertips. Mr. Miner posted on this earlier this week but I’m just catching the news now; he’s given the app a run-through over at his Phish Thoughts blog…
Integrated with Google Maps on your iPhone, simply click on one of seven categories per venue, and iTour flips you to a map with your locales of choice already pinpointed. Choose from “Venue,” “Hotels,” “Restaurants,” Gas,” “Groceries,” “Liquor,” and “Campgrounds,” and the application will inform you of the nearest facilities around the venue. Perfect for both on-the-fly adventure and advance tour planning, iTour is the touring companion that has been begging to be made since Phish and iPhones collided.
I could have used this big time when I did my seven show run during 2009. Here’s more info on the app from the developer:
iTour.phish is a resource to use while planning and experiencing Phish tour. This application provides information about the tourdates, venues and setlists for all of the shows of the Fall 2010 Phish tour. It is integrated with the iPhone’s Maps application to help you nearby find hotels, restaurants, gas stations and more.
* Integrated with Maps application
* All the important info you need, right at your fingertips
* Review the setlists from Phish.net
* FREE! at the App Store
Notice that last point; this is FREE, people! Download this and send the developer feedback so he keeps this going through New Year’s Eve and beyond. Love it.