Mardi Gras: There's an app for that!
POSTED: Wednesday, February 16, 2011 - 6:12pm
UPDATED: Tuesday, March 13, 2012 - 10:48pm
NEW ORLEANS, La (NBC33) — Here in Louisiana Mardi Gras is big business, so naturally, there's an app for that.
This new iPhone application lets you track 25 parade routes in New Orleans. The app was developed by Mardi Gras Guide Magazine last year.
The magazine has sold over 2 million copies since it was launched, and now the new technology lets you get it all at glance on your smart phone. Although it's great for the out-of-towners, founder Arthur Hardy says there's something for everyone.
"Actually, I think tourists would like it, but really, more for locals who want to know when they can leave the house and still catch the parade,” Authur Hardy, Mardi Gras Guide Magazine, explained about the app’s functions. “So, it's functional, but its also a lot of history about each parade and about Mardi Gras in general."
The app costs $4.99 on the iTunes app store. Just search Mardi Gras Guide to find it.