We tracked eight parades last weekend with the WWLTV Experience Mardi Gras app - a FREE download from the App Store and Android Marketplace.
The big week begins Wednesday, when we'll be Uptown tracking Nyx at 7 p.m. On Thursday you can follow Muses Uptown, and we'll have a live video web stream of all the night's action. On Friday we'll be tracking Hermes at 6 p.m. Uptown, also with live streaming.
Live streaming will continue into the weekend and all the way to Fat Tuesday.
Click for a list of all parades, including those you can track and those you can view LIVE on WWLTV.com.
This year the app will track three times as many parades as last year. In addition, a GPS feature will closely estimate when the parade will arrive where you are standing. And, push notifications will alert you to news and information on any last minute changes.
You can download the app for your iPhone or Android from the App store or the Android Marketplace. Search WWL, WWLTV, WWL-TV or Mardi Gras.
The app offers a LIVE GPS PARADE TRACKER feature, so you can follow the parade as it makes its way to your exact location. While the app follows the biggest krewes as they make their way down New Orleans’ historic streets, you’ll be the first to know when the parade is over so you can beat the crowd to the next event – no more guessing about when it’s going to end or if the parade has broken down.
This app uses GPS mapping coordinates to give you the most accurate parade routes, helps you navigate the city and lets you know exactly when and where to be for the best parades.
And while you’re waiting on each parade to reach your location, the app features authentic and entertaining videos of this year’s Mardi Gras as well as years past. Learn some fun facts about storied carnival traditions from the unique personalities that make this New Orleans’ favorite season while receiving up-to-date information on route changes, dates, and times for Mardi Gras 2011!
Download the best guide to everything you need to make the most of your Mardi Gras Experience in a single spot!
- PARADE TRACKER (see where you are in relation to the beginning and end of the parade route) – available for 19 parades across the metro area including: Bacchus, Endymion, Orpheus, Muses, Zulu and many more.
- Parade schedule start times (Date/Time, Location) and parade routes. Includes New Orleans, Metairie, and Northshore parades.
- Mapping of parade routes
- Authentic video content featuring current content from WWL TV Up to the minute listings of events, music, and happenings around town.