As someone who is deriving more and more enjoyment from my iPhone and the myriad gadgetry within, I'm pleased to see that other organizations around Halifax are doing the smartphone watusi (whatever, it's Monday. I need to do some silly wordplay, all right? Some funnies.) Whether you like it or hate it, the music industry is becoming increasingly more mobile, and functional applications can make it a lot easier to navigate the swamp.
Music Nova Scotia has jumped on board with great aplomb, launching a free iPhone application with a ton of cool-sounding features. The app features a listing of alphabetical Music Nova Scotian artist profiles and a listing of gigs by date. There's also maps for each event location and a one-touch "add to calendar" function. There are also the requisite Facebook, Twitter, Youtube and Flickr functions so you can post that photo of bassist PJ Dunphy's naked bum when you go to the next Iron Giant show, or a video of Carmen Townsend covering the Beastie Boys.
Additionally, there's another app on the horizon that deals entirely with Nova Scotia Music Week, so you can keep track of when you're playing and where your buddies are playing, even after eight beers or so. Perfect.
You can download the app now via iTunes.