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VIKA Books

The self-publishing platform for smartphone event guides.

Apps4Arts: Build your own smartphone guide

Made by


Victoria Forrest

Victoria's designs look at the future of the book and art publishing.

Working with

Rebecca Symm

Rebecca is a freelance photographer who has recently graduated from UWE, she has joined the Pervasive Media Studio as a design intern for resident Victoria Forrest.

Webstart Bristol

Victoria Forrest and her team at Apps4Arts are in residence at the Studio with their online platform for creating and publishing custom events apps for smartphones (

Aimed at multi-venue arts events, festivals, biennials and international fairs — Apps4Arts encourages a new, templated approach to custom app development. Their publishing platform allows arts professionals to create an interactive smart phone guide for festival audiences, without the expense and hassle of employing an agency. The platform has a low barrier to entry, enabling in-house staff to publish their app without the need for specialist training or excessive time commitment. All apps are published to the App Store and Google Play.

If you are interested in publishing a custom app for your festival at a significantly reduced price, please contact Victoria on (Ref: PMStudio).


  • Complete calendar of events cross-referenced by Artist, Venue or Date
  • Up to 30 folio pages/events/venues
  • Detailed artist portfolio and venue information pages linking to artist/venue websites
  • Take Me There feature linking GPS tracking with venues relative to Google Maps
  • Instructions and Information page
  • Favourites section: Add events to a collated Favourites section and personalise your visit before the festival starts
  • Ability to create QR code incentives for further data collection

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