Sporty’s, in partnership with Sun ’n Fun, has created a mobile app for the 2012 show, which is now available for both Apple and Android devices. The app may be downloaded free at Sportys.com/apps, through the iTunes App store, or Google Play (formerly Android Market).
All the information a show-goer needs to travel to and navigate around the show is available on the app. New this year is an interactive exhibitors list with detailed hangar and exhibit area maps. When you click on an exhibitor’s company name, you will instantly see a map pinpointing the exhibitor’s location on the show grounds.
“This feature is so useful in that you no longer have to figure out what something like C-090 means as a location,” said Sporty’s Vice President John Zimmerman. “You’ll be able to see quickly on a map where you want to go.”
Sporty’s Sun ‘n Fun app will be useful even before the show starts, he noted. If you’re driving to the event, you can access directions and parking information. You can also avoid long admission lines by buying advanced tickets through the app. The complete Sun ’n Fun NOTAM is included for arrival and departure procedures as well as a local airport directory and even special FBO offers. It’s can be used for in-flight reference as it does not require an Internet connection, said Sporty’s officials.
You also can pull out the exhibitors, seminars, workshops and other activities you don’t want to miss and compile the list into a “My Sun ‘n Fun” section. Once at the show, the Sun ‘n Fun app has plenty of maps: the convention grounds, the campgrounds, an aerial map, Splash-In map and more.
In addition to Sun ‘n Fun, Sporty’s has also created apps for EAA AirVenture, AOPA Summit and the International Women in Aviation Conference.
Sporty’s 2012 Sun ‘n Fun app works on all Apple devices, including iPad, iPhone and iPod Touch. Another version of the app is designed for Android users, including tablets and the Kindle Fire.
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