Let map app be your guide [The Hutchinson News, Kan.]
(Hutchinson News, The (KS) Via Acquire Media NewsEdge) Sept. 01--Unsure where to find birthday funnel cake while celebrating the 100th birthday of the Kansas State Fair?
Or maybe you just want to know where that salt lamp guy is showing off his wares?
Yes, we have an app for all of that.
The Hutchinson News, Kansas State University and the Kansas State Fair again launched our latest in fair mobile technology -- a smartphone application for maneuvering around the state fair as it celebrates its 100th birthday.
New this year is GPS mapping that shows users where the vendor is located on the grounds. The tool combines databases with the mapping tools to help fairgoers plot their course while visiting the fair.
And, it is simple to use. For instance, those wanting to find the closest Pronto Pup stand can do so in seconds.
Besides a database for food, there are search options by exhibitor, goods and vendors.
Fairgoers can find QR codes posted on signs throughout the fair, as well as in today's newspaper, for those with smartphones for immediate access to the interactive map.
Visit the Google Play store and search Kansas Fair to find and download the free app for Androids, or visit www.hutchnews.com/fair and click on the link for the mobile fair app. Those with iPhones or a computer can enter http://hutchnews.com/fairmap into a mobile device to get the web-based application.
Meanwhile, The News also has launched a new interactive fair site that includes the mobile vendor app, maps, videos, as well as old photos and current stories and blogs, as well as our annual "Overheard at the Fair" column.
Check out www.hutchnews.com/fair daily for the latest fair happenings.
The Kansas State Fair begins Friday and goes through Sept. 15.
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