The Edinburgh festival is one of the highlights of the summer, and this year the Edinburgh Festival Fringe features 2,695 shows at 279 different venues across the city. The choice is astounding, but if you plan on picking up tickets for a range of stand-up comedy, live music or dramatic theatre, then you’ll want some help making sure you get to all of it. Your smartphone or tablet is a handy companion for the festival entertainment, especially if you aren’t familiar with the city. Let’s take a look at the best apps for visitors to Edinburgh’s world famous festival.
Edinburgh Festival Fringe (Free)
This is the official app of the 2012 Edinburgh Festival Fringe and it provides a complete searchable list of all the shows. You can browse and buy tickets within the app and it will keep a complete listing of your purchases. You can also display your shows on a map to help you find the right venue.
The planner helps you to make the most of your time and see the maximum amount of entertainment possible. The “What’s On Nearby and Now” feature allows you to find something to do at the drop of a hat, so if a space pops up in your schedule, you can fill it straight away. You’ll also get access to some tempting half-price offers.
Edinburgh Bus Tracker (Free)
The best way of getting around Edinburgh between shows is to jump on a bus and, thanks to this app, you can check exactly when the next one will be arriving at your destination. You can also view the routes on a map which is ideal for planning purposes. This is a free Android app.
If you want something similar for an iPhone then try out EdinBus.