Hollywood Bowl on your smartphone

Posted on: June 25, 2010

In Thursday’s (6/24) Los Angeles Times Culture Monster blog, Karen Wada writes, “Just in time for summer—not to mention the launch of Apple’s iPhone 4—the Los Angeles Philharmonic Assn. is introducing a phone application designed to help you make the most of visits to the Hollywood Bowl. The free app offers a detailed look at the season’s shows and performers and allows users to buy tickets and add concerts to a favorites list in order to receive reminders and special announcements. The ‘Hollywood Bowl’ application also explains how to get to the venue by car or shuttle and what to do once there. On phones with GPS the app will offer driving directions and pinpoint seat locations as well as the nearest restrooms, concessions and picnic areas. App users also can view Bowl-related videos and a fan photo gallery to which they can submit their own pictures. … Last fall, the Philharmonic Assn. celebrated the arrival of music director Gustavo Dudamel by launching its first iPhone app and online game, ‘Bravo Gustavo,’ in which users can ‘conduct’ the Phil in excerpts from Berlioz and Mahler.”

Posted June 25, 2010