At the occasion of the French “Rencontres Transmusicales” festival, in Rennes, December 3-7, FIcontent has showcased a special application to promote the capabilities of the FIWARE media and content specific enablers.

During three evenings of the event (Dec. 4-5-6), FIcontent partners offered the possibility to all festival participants to get involved in a large scale experiment: Thanks to the “EvenTribe” smartphone app, which uses FIWARE enablers, that unnamed (1)everyone could download (iOS or Android), it was possible to share localized information on various points of interest in the event (like how crowded is a stage, a bar, or toilets), and benefit from other visitors’ inputs to find the best place to go to at a particular moment. Moreover, app users were able to have a 3D augmented reality view of the festival to naturally find the point of interest of their choice, avoiding waiting lines. Finally, the app allowed anyone to publish information and interact with the Festival community and on-site big screens. The “Trans” festival was born on an evening of June 1979 and has become synonymous with unforgettable encounters with artists, most of whom were unknown. It then expanded its audience to reach music professionals. It has specialized in exchanges ignoring borders, whether they separate countries, continents or musical genres.