The IAAF World U20 Championships will launch the Tampere Events App. The app offers users plenty of information about the event, routes and services. In the future, the app will be widely used at different events.
The Tampere IAAF World U20 Championships on 10–15 July 2018 will launch the Tampere Events App. The Tampere Events App will include information on the IAAF World U20 Championships schedules, services at the Ratina Stadium, benefits from collaboration partners and guidance and route information. The app makes it possible to choose your favourite competitions and it will notify you when they start. You can also buy tickets to the event in the app.
“It’s easy to find the event locations, their service points and schedules with the help of the app. You can mark your favourite competitions, and the app will tell you when and where you can see them,” explains Anni Joela, City of Tampere’s Project manager for the 6Aika: City Guidance Ecosystem initiative.
The Tampere Events App also includes the other major events happening this summer at the Ratina Stadium, such as Finnkampen and Popeda’s 40th anniversary concert. In the future, the app will cover all events taking place in Tampere.
“The app is now in use and it will be developed further on the basis of users’ wishes. We are already planning additional features such as queueing information at gates and service points as well as the traffic situation near event locations,” Joela continues.
For professionals, the Tampere Events App will function as a publishing system where the event organiser can publish their own event either directly in the basic view or they can use the platform to create a separate app with its own name. In addition, service providers can add their own services and offers to the app base. The event organiser will then choose the most appropriate ones for their event. Guidance and route information is updated to the app automatically through the city’s open data interfaces.
The Tampere Events App can be used for all kinds of events and it works in both Android and iOS devices. Both the look and the features of the event that’s created in the app can be edited as necessary for the event and event partners.
The app is not intended for use just by event participants and organisers in Tampere, but it’s possible to publish events in any city.
Tampere Events App can be downloaded for free from Google Play Store and Apple App Store.
The Tampere Events App is created by the City of Tampere’s Smart Tampere programme initiative 6Aika: City Guidance Ecosystem and Visit Tampere. It’s funded by the European Regional Development Fund. The app is implemented by Eatech Oy.
Project Manager, City of Tampere
Tel. 040 721 9867
anni.joela (at) tampere.fi
Text: Pirkko Laitinen, City of Tampere