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Thursday 18 April 2013

Montreux Jazz Festival - App Review

It seems appropriate that this review is posted on the day that the programme for the 2013 Montreux Jazz Festival is released (scheduled for 12:30 CET); the first one that will take place without its founder, the late and much missed Claude Nobs. The version under review is 4.6.3, which was updated yesterday.

Now for the ACIDS test:

This is an iPhone App and works on an iPad in 1X or 2X mode.
There are a number of buttons which allow you to choose:
Videos: a selection of videos from recent festivals.
Gallery: 54 photographs from past concerts that can be enlarged to full screen.
Fan Wall: choose between recent messages and those posted near you (if you have allowed notifications).
Shop: fairly obvious really.
Links: equally obvious.
Locations: A map showing you the various potential locations of performances.
Favorites (sic): any previous page you have chosen to make a favourite.
To call this an App is a misnomer. It is no more than a series of links and most are not even optimised for iOS.

It's free, any more and I'd be asking for my money back. If you aren't using the 'App' through wi-fi, beware of data usage costs.

Totally, dispensable, that is. You'd be better off having a folder called ' Montreux Jazz Festival ' in your browser and bookmark anything on the main site that interests you.

Not much to go wrong really.

If you enable location services, you might just meet someone you did/did not want to see.

ACIDS Test Rating:
Not a patch on the festival.

To find out how the ACIDS Test works, click here.
You can get Montreux Jazz Festival here and support for the App here.


  1. The developer advises that there has been an update to version 4.6.4 of the App.

    This details are nor specified by the developer.

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  3. The developer advises that there has been an update to version 5.0.0 of the App.

    This includes the following enhancements and alterations:

    This app has been updated to the much anticipated v5 with all new features, improvements, and fixes!

    iPhone 5 & iOS 6 compatibility
    • We now fill the taller screen of the iPhone 5 real estate
    • You can now sign in to your Facebook account with one tap, taking advantage of built-in Facebook integration in iOS 6

    Polls feature
    • Answer a poll question with a multiple choice response, and see which response is in the lead
    • Answer a poll question with a free response answer to provide valuable feedback to us
    • Get points and share polls with your friends
    • Coming soon for iPad!

    Golden Ticket campaigns
    • We can choose to run contests where random golden tickets could be awarded in the app. Maybe even to you!
    • Coming soon for iPad!

    My Events feature
    • Say "I'm Going" to events to make a handy list of events you plan to attend

    Onboarding feature
    • The very first time you launch the app, quickly and easily connect your social networks and invite your friends

    Twitter section feature
    • We now have the option to break our tweets out of our News section and into a standalone Twitter section

    Music views updates
    • Our music/audio interface has been refreshed, giving you an improved experience for navigating and listening to tracks

    Chat wall updates
    • New posts can automatically refresh
    • We've limited the number of points you can receive for posting

    Category grid view
    • We can now display categories of content with big, beautiful images

    And some other little extras
    • Go to your Profile and Comments list to swipe & delete the posts you've made
    • Swiping home gallery images will now loop around
    • Home screen header image can be linked
    • Wider variety of ad networks


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