Flow Festival

Flow Festival

The Official App

The Booking

60000+ Finnish and international visitors descend on Helsinki’s disused Suvilahti power plant every August for our most famous music festival, Flow. With at least 150 artists, multitudinous popup restaurants and all the infrastructure of a medium-sized temporary town, finding your way around can be a challenge. You’re going to need an app for that. That’s an app that’s been on Motley’s bucket list for a while.

The Gig

Motley started talking to Flow about creating their official App in June, with the Festival proper looming quickly. We needed to build a hybrid app for iOS and Android phones, hooking up to existing data sources scattered around WordPress pages and legacy systems. And, as with many super busy festivals, the local cell phone infrastructure can’t always keep up. So everything needed to sync and work just as well offline as on.

The Afterparty

Like tens of thousands of other Helsinki folks (residents and visitors), the Motley crew headed on mass to Flow Festival. Along the way, we bagged our first top spot in the Finnish iTunes most downloaded list. And we found our way around the performances, restaurants, bathrooms and (mainly) bars with help of our app, synced to web-based favourites lists and pushing notifications exactly on time to rush to see Belle and Sebastian.

Cover image via Maria Morri

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