Useful mobile sites and apps for Festivalgoers
When you're out and about at Edinburgh's Festivals, you may find yourself in need of essential info on-the-go - so here's our guide to the handiest mobile sites and apps for the city and her festivals.
If you're reading this, then you're already on our site - but did you know that it's fully mobile compatible?
So if you're on your computer right now, give it a shot on mobile too and you should find that it has all the features of the desktop version and is just as easy to use!
Edinburgh International Science Festival
One of Europe’s largest Science Festivals, EISF has a great website which is fully responsive regardless of which device you use it on.
Get the latest info on Scotland’s festival of performing arts for children and young people, with the Festival's mobile optimised website.
Edinburgh International Film Festival
The Film Festival offers a great EIFF app for both Android and iOS devices, meaning you can keep up with the big screen on your small one.
Edinburgh Jazz and Blues Festival
Get up to date with everything going on at the Jazz and Blues Festival on your phone, via their mobile site.
Edinburgh Festival Fringe
The Fringe has a wide range of mobile options, with their iOS and Android apps allowing you to navigate the programme and purchase tickets for collection.
To complement these apps, the Fringe has also optimised their website for use on mobiles and tablets.
Google Play Store link
Apple App Store link
Edinburgh International Festival
The EIF website is mobile compatible, making it simple to check what's happening around town, and get your tickets booked while you're on the go.
Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo
Find out all about the Tattoo when you're out and about - read their history, discover more about the international artists taking part and book your tickets!
Edinburgh International Book Festival
Visit the Edinburgh International Book Festival on your phone to get your literary fix without having to wait to get home first.
The Storytelling Festival's website (part of the wider Storytelling Centre's site) alters to suit the size of screen it's viewed on - perfect for reading on your mobile devices.
Edinburgh's biggest street party can now fit in your pocket, with the mobile responsive Hogmanay website.
Other useful sites and apps
Lothian Buses and Edinburgh Trams
Once you know where you want to go in the Festival City, Edinburgh's rightly praised public transport system is the way to go - Lothian Buses and Edinburgh Trams both have handy sites to let you plan your journeys on the go. Plus there's free WiFi available across the fleet.
Bus stop mobile charging points
Not a site/app, but it's also worth noting that some of Edinburgh's bus shelters now include charging ports. Very useful if you're on the loose but out of juice!
This is Edinburgh
The official guide to the Scottish capital!
This is Edinburgh is a hub of all the best things to do, see and enjoy in the city.
Scotland's national tourism organisation has a great mobile readable guide to Edinburgh - ideal for festivalgoers.
View their Edinburgh City Guide from Guidepal on their mobile friendly website, or learn more about their Edinburgh recommendations via their official apps.
Read Lonely Planet's City Guide to Edinburgh on their mobile optimised website.
Welcome to Scotland offers a wide ranging guide to events, venues and attractions in Edinburgh (and across Scotland) - their site is mobile friendly and is also viewable in German and French - just click the flag at the top left of the screen.
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