Oregon Music News launched our first piece of mobile technology today. The mobile site (wbf.oregonmusicnews.com) is a festival guide for the 2011 Waterfront Blues Fest, which takes place in downtown Portland over 4th of July weekend. The site will give users real-time access to the music schedule, artist bios, and live OMN content as our team will be there writing and publishing stories and photographs live.
Although it's not a complete mobile site for OMN nor an app, the potential is huge as we will be rolling out another edition in mid-July for the 2011 PDX Pop Now! festival. As we continue to smooth out the kinks, already thinking about modifications in functionality for future fests, the current mobile site is an amazing start that was pushed along by the whole OMN crew with major props going out to developers Mark Niemann-Ross and Kevin Tomanka--also OMN writers and photographers. More info from them on the mobile site here.
We're also using a QR code to promote the site; you can find it printed on flyers, posters and even t-shirts around the fest. Can't wait for this one! Come find OMN at the 2011 WBF in The Delta Music Experience Louisiana Pavilion.