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Victorinox Festival Ready – everything you need to survive a festival on your phone [Freeware]


Victorinox, the Swiss Army Knife creators, have come up with an ultra cool smartphone app which takes the concept of multi-use tools and adapts it firmly for the digital 21st century.

The company has released the Victorinox Festival Ready app for iPhone and Android, which combines eight handy apps in one, to help festival goers get the most out of their experience. While it won’t dig stones out of horses hooves, it will deliver a very cool 3D navigation app to help you locate your tent or other locations or services on the festival site, which you use by dropping a pin on the place you want to remember. Very handy during a rainstorm,eh?


The app integrates with Facebook to make keeping tabs on your friends and fellow festival goers easier, and other features like the torch and message badge tools, while not exactly mind blowingly essential could be useful in a pinch. Although we can’t see many folks clipping their phones to their clothes to use the scrolling message that much.

We also like the Checklist function, which is basically a functional list of things you should remember in order to make the most of the festival. Like tickets. And bedding. And toilet rolls. Because the app is also clearly designed to sell more Swiss gear, there’s a tips section which gives advice on which tent and other accessories to buy and use.


Nigel is the managing editor of the Red Ferret, as well as a freelance columnist for the Sunday Times newspaper in London. Loves tech and fancies himself as a bit of a futurist, but then don’t we all?

Nigel – who has written posts on The Red Ferret Journal.

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