2013 NWF Mobile App


The Cohen New Works Festival is an biannual arts festival, that provides students the opportunity to develop and produce new work. As Information Technology Manager and with Victoria Goss, the Applications Chair & Technical Writer, we aimed to broaden the scope and reach of The Festival to be true to its mission, vision, and core values.

Looking towards the week of The Festival and at its growing scale, we began thinking of ways to improve patron interaction with The New Works Festival.  It wasn’t until Victoria told me about the Austin City Limit’s RFID check-in wristbands that it clicked for us, we wanted to create a mobile app. With the support of the producers we began development using the Shoutem app platform. Our original goal was to have the mobile app serve as a digital version of The Festival guide to accommodate the flexible nature of The New Works Festival. Our goal grew, to maximize accessibility we developed The Festival app to be available across several platforms: iOS, Android, and an HTML5 Browser Equivalent.

NWF Festival Stats

App Stats

  • 590 App Downloads
  • Average Rating: ★★★★★ (15 Reviews)
  • 7,470 Unique Sessions
  • 7 days, 8 hours, 39 minutes of patron engagement


App Store Description

The 2013 Festival App allows you to interact with the Festival like never before. Let this app be your digital guide to the Festival.

With The 2013 Cohen New Works Festival App, you can:
– See the latest updated Festival Schedule
– Check-in to Festival Events
– Interact with Festival Events
– Stay up to date with Festival News
– Browse Festival Bios
– Read about the Festival
– Connect with Social Media
– Create a Personal Festival Profile
– Share Festival Content on your Social Networks
– See Festival Photos and Videos


App Store Reviews


So fantastic. Great updates and lots of joy and expertise. Love to love it.

Wild app for festival animals ★★★★★ (FarewellSanAntonio)


Great resource and guide.

Well done! ★★★★★ (Jrbagclip)


This app is awesome and quite useful! I’m so glad I have it for this festival. I can manage my schedule, keep up today and check in with social media all from the same place! Download this app!

NWF app is awesome ★★★★★ (vgoss514)


Beautiful App. If there is an App Award for beautiful, efficient, user-friendly, crazy/sexy/cool free new festival app, this would definitely be the wiener!!! ;P

Love, love, love!! ★★★★★ (MiniSpears)


This app worked perfectly and I used it every day, all day, throughout the festival.

Handy and efficient ★★★★★ (AppleLover)


It’s so nice to have everything for the Fest right in your pocket. Love this!

GREAT APP ★★★★★ (samsay17)


This is going to be very handy during the festival. It looks slick and works great!

Great app ★★★★★ (Newtonfig)


Good app. Easy to use and helpful!

Great app ★★★★★ (JoSlaton)


This app was very helpful, so glad to see it!

Driver ★★★★★ (PawpawDon)


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