We imagine that Armin Van Buuren has a pretty busy international schedule. We also imagine that like most of the civilised world, he has an iPhone that he uses to while away the time when waiting in airports between gigs.
flowd.com is a new location-based mobile app (think a cross between Foursquare and Facebook) that he's going to be using, as will other big dance names such as Markus Schulz, to keep fans up-to-date with news, pictures, tour dates and exclusive offers.
With multi-media sharing capability, artists new and old can sign up on the site now, while venues will soon also be able to customise their own pages. Users can then check into places, send messages, leave feedback and connect with friend from Twitter/Facebook. Users can also customise the look of Flowd.
"I'm always looking for new ways to connect with my fans," says the four times DJmag Top 100 winner. "Flowd is the perfect application for that, connecting with loyal fans when I'm on the road. Some exciting features will be added in the near future."