Mobile apps have revolutionized the way that we do everything. From ordering food to getting a ride, and getting a dog walker – everything can be done right from your phone! Mardi Gras is an especially exciting time of year. However, not all the moments of Mardi Gras are fun. Getting stuck in traffic, hunting down a parking space, and a spike in car accidents can put a great deal of stress on parade goers. Fortunately, mobile apps and websites have changed the way we do Mardi Gras too.
This website has all the information you want to know about Mardi Gras. It contains 70-something parades with times, start and stop points, a little bit of history and a printable route map.
The WDSU Transit Tracker App allows you to easily access all RTA routes throughout Orleans Parish. This app is great for tourists exploring the Crescent City and for locals planning their daily commute. The New Orleans Regional Transit Authority pulls real-time RTA GPS data to update every 30 seconds and show you the location of every vehicle.
Newly sponsored by WWLTV Channel 4, the Parade Tracker will be tracking 67 parades this year. This app covers more parades in more areas of the city than any other app available. The technology works by having real people with GPS devices to walk the entire parade route of every parade they track.
Air PNP is an app that may be the most useful to bring to a Mardi Gras parade in New Orleans. This app allows people to rent out their toilets to folks who just gotta go by including locations, photos, and reviews for bathrooms in private homes, churches, and businesses.
Waze is the world’s largest community-based traffic and navigation app where drivers can share real-time traffic and road info. This app helps drivers (and parade goers) save time and gas money on their daily commute.
Uber & Lyft
You probably already know about the huge presence of taxis in New Orleans, but Uber and Lyft can be summoned with just a tap on your phone. These apps let your driver know exactly where to go based off of location services. To make things even easier – you pay through your phone. Don’t try to find parking in the middle of all the madness during Mardi Gras! A bonus is that these apps usually offer a free ride if you are new to signing up.
If you are in an unfamiliar area and want to know where to grab a great bite to eat, then Yelp can help. Yelp shows the ratings of all the restaurants near you with reviews from real people just like you.
This app is more for those coming into New Orleans from out of town. Localeur is like Yelp with more of a focus on what locals enjoy so that tourists can get the “real” experience.
We simply can’t wait for Mardi Gras here at Velocity Agency. We want to share the best secrets to enjoying this wonderful time of year with everyone! We know that mobile apps help make life easier and even optimize our experiences in life. That’s why we have an innovative team actively creating them. From all of us here, we hope you have a Happy Mardi Gras!