Oktoberfest Gets High Tech

This year, organizers offer the public a way to get all the information via their smart phones.

Oktoberfest in downtown Campbell has it all: food, beer and live entertainment. 

This year, Campbell Chamber of Commerce wants to add a quick way to find schedules, maps and information as well.

The Oktoberfest Mobile Website is making its debut this Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 13-14, Campbell Chamber of Commerce CEO Neil Collins says.

The mobile website, available through your smartphone's browser allows users to find the nearest ATM and bathrooms as well as know what time their favorite band will go on stage.

"We wanted to give people the information at their fingertips," Collins says.

The chamber was approached by local resident David Steele, who offered to develop the product for the organization.

"Mobile is the future and it made more sense to do a mobile website this year," Collins says. "We hope that people will find it as a benefit."

The site, Collins says, also has a feedback tab, which he hopes users will take advantage of to let the chamber know how it worked.

"We would love to hear of ways to improve it," he says. "It's just another piece of technology we could bring to the festival that we are excited about."

To view the website, scan the QR code to the right or click here.

For more of Campbell Patch's coverage of Oktoberfest 2012, click here.

David and Darlene Steele October 11, 2012 at 03:50 PM
FYI, this Oktoberfest Mobile Festival Guide is designed for smart phones and works, but will look stretched like a rubber band if viewed on larger screens. Campbell is finally going mobile!
Mayra Flores de Marcotte October 11, 2012 at 05:34 PM
Thanks for the clarification, David! We checked it out online and on our smartphone and both work, but on the days of the festival it will probably be more convenient to check your phone rather than lug your laptop around, risking spilling beer on it. Great idea, btw!
David and Darlene Steele October 11, 2012 at 06:31 PM
Next year we hope to publish this as an app!
Deb R October 11, 2012 at 08:43 PM
No surprise DTC is going mobile - making it easier for the peeps to spread the word about the hippest little downtown around!


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