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Lollapalooza Wed Aug 04 2010
As we noted, the Lollapalooza App is really good -- but what if you don't have an iPhone? The folks behind the scheduler app SitBy.Us (disclosure: I'm one of them) have created lolla.me, a free web app that works on just about any smart phone, sponsored by Gapers Block!
Lolla.me combines an easily scannable festival schedule with simple maps on which you can check in and give your friends at the show an idea of where to start looking for you. You also have the ability to be more specific about where you're standing or include some other commentary. It's linked into your Twitter account, so you don't even have to worry about adding your friends.
Here's a sample look at what a lolla.me personal schedule looks like:
The yellow number on the right shows how many of your friends are interested in attending that show; the more friends using lolla.me, the higher that number gets! Even if your friends aren't using lolla.me, you can share your schedule with them by pointing them to the URL, http://lolla.me/yourusername. You can also export your schedule in .ics format and import into iCal, Outlook, Google Calendar and elsewhere.
Try it out for yourself and get a handle on the festival!