ABOUT THE APP

Update 2017

Mainting the RoseApp application with accurate information about the program is a lot of work and it is only worth if the application is used by a lot of people. For 2017 we decided to not supply the application with an updated program because experiences in 2015 and 2016 showed that it is difficult to organise promotion and awareness of the application and thereby the use did not reach a level that compensates the time that we invested the last two years.

We hope that in future times the promotion and use of this type of application will grow and then we can bring the application back into the rose valley. For up-to-date information about the program of this year we like to point you to the website of the municipality http://www.kazanlak.bg

Original goal of the app

The idea behind the Rose Festival App was that visitors of the Kazanlak Festival would be able to find quick and accurate information about the festival’s program, the precise location and navigation to the events, both in English as Bulgarian.

 

OLD INFORMATION:

 

Android version 2.0

Version 2.0 version of the Android App contains the full 2016 program of the two main Kazanlak’s events,  the Rose festival in May and Juni and the Celebrations in the valley of the Thracian kings in August.

Once installed the App will also work in offline mode.

 

Apple version 1.4

Version 1.4 version of the Apple App was approved on the 13th of May 2016 and contains the full 2016 program of the two main Kazanlak’s events, the Rose festival in May and Juni and the Celebrations in the valley of the Thracian kings in August.

Once installed the App will also work in offline mode.

 

Accuracy of the event program

We try our best to deliver you an accurate program list, but please take into account that something might change and we are not always able to update the program list on your phone. Especially when your phone is without Internet connection it will not be able to give you an update. When you are connected to the Internet, either by 3G or Wifi, you can request an update of the program by pulling the listing of events down when you are on the top of the event list.

 

Route-planning to an event

We don’t offer a complete route-planning inside the App but if you allow the application to access the GPS location of your phone the application will be able to show you a map with the event location and your own location. If you have a route-planning application installed – such a Google Map – the Rose Festival App will offer you to send your location and the event location to this application and your route-planning starts from there.

 

Offline Use

Both the Apple as the Google App support offline use of the App but in the current version (1.) it is necessary that you cache the information while you are connected to the Internet. This basically means that all parts of the program (event list, detail page) that you viewed while you are online will be stored in the memory of the phone. These pages will also load later, when you are offline and you open them again.

In future versions we will further improve this. For the Apple version we already are able to show you always the text of the event, pictures really needed to be opened before. For the Android version we still need to devel this.

 

Testing

There are many different types of smart phones and we can not test all of them. The below table shows the phones that have been tested until now:

Phone O.S. Remarks
iPhone 4 iOS 7.3 tested OK
iPhone 4s iOS 8.1 tested OK
iPhone 5s iOS 8.2 tested OK
iPhone 5s iOS 9.3 tested OK
Galaxy Note 3 Android 5.0 tested OK
HTC one Android 5.1 tested OK
Huawei Android 4.3 tested OK