The public can now easily find arts and culture events happening nearby with the new Delaware What’s On smartphone app.
What’s On shows an interactive map of Delaware with pins for arts events. Tapping a pin on the map shows an event's details, contact information, driving directions, and links to the event's website. Users can also scroll through lists of upcoming events.
The What’s On app was developed by Delaware's Division of the Arts in association with the Delaware Government Information Center, a state agency charged with helping connect citizens to government via the internet. Behind the scenes, the app is powered by data from DelawareScene.com, which has been providing arts event information to the public since 2002.
"We are thrilled with this app as it makes the arts even more accessible in Delaware," said Paul Weagraff, Division of the Arts director. "What's On lets you see what's happening in the arts from your smartphone. People can easily make plans to attend a performance, museum, film, concert or other arts event on the spur of the moment."
"Many people are last-minute planners," said Mike Mahaffie, acting director of the Delaware Government Information Center. "People launch apps on their phones to see which movies are playing, find places to eat, and figure out what they're going to do. As part of the state’s eGovernment initiatives, we're happy What's On makes local arts events a new option for these people."
What’s On can be downloaded at no cost from the App Store and Google Play (search for Delaware What's On) or go to www.delaware.gov/topics/apps.