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In these the last days of the Car-
nival season, some people know their
fete lineup but others will be confused
with the last-minute looking. Apps
have been developed to make life easy
for partygoers, prospective masquer-
aders and Carnival lovers.
One such app is Flik. Released on
January 22, the app, according to Ron-
dell Sealey, marketing and public rela-
tions manager, "is the future of events,
partying, clubbing and Carnival in
Created by The Royalty Club con-
sisting of four friends who met at
QRC---Rondell Paul, creative director;
Jarrod Placide, head developer; Rondell
Sealey, marketing and public relations;
and Ajala Pilgrim, social media co-
ordinator---Flik is primarily a calendar
of events for the greatest show on
Earth---T&T Carnival. It allows the user
to easily find events based on dates,
price range, venue, event host(s),
artistes, type of event and trending or
top rated events. Flik works with both
iOS and Android.
How exactly was Flik born? Sealey
disclosed, "The four of us who met in
QRC (Great is the College) found an
opportunity to work together while
having a discussion on social media
Web site Twitter.
"We couldn t find an up-to-date
source of information for Carnival 2015
so the obvious Royalian thing to do
was to not wait around hoping that
someone eventually gets to it, but to
be the pioneers and do it ourselves."
Asked about the benefit of having
such an app, Sealey stated, "The benefit
is mostly for convenience. We live in
an age of technology...it s undeniable,
and as such we must learn to utilise
technology to provide ease to our
He then explained, "This app is not
only destined to be a Carnival app but
an app adaptable to your everyday liv-
ing and weekly nightlife. Imagine being
able to open the app and browse
through the various nightclubs or
events on a specific night, be able to
delve further and see the varying drinks
or entry specials available at each club.
"Flik is a blessing that the consumer
has been longing for as it gives the
power to make decisions beforehand...
to plan and more importantly to some,
According to its team, Flik provides
a faster more accessible means to attain
the information required.
"The reality is that the message con-
veyed through word of mouth may not
always be accurate," Sealey said.
"So Flik aims to eliminate this
unknown and deliver a product that
is not only reliable but can be adjusted
to support all means of everyday life."
Advertising space is also offered on
Flik and as Sealey claims, the adver-
tising "does not interrupt or interfere
with the efficiency and fluidity which
the app boasts." People can download
this app by visiting www.flik.events.
Several Web sites were also created
with Carnival lovers in mind. One such
site MyCarnivalBands, allows Carnival
bands to sell their services and cos-
tumes online, while providing a tech-
nological platform to develop e-com-
merce within the Carnival industry.
The site s CEO, Angél Stewart, in an
interview with Business Guardian,
insisted that "the Carnival industry
must look beyond viewing Carnival as
a two-day event but more as a sus-
"This Web site is a platform which
provides e-commerce services to cus-
tomers around the world who are
involved in purchasing Carnival cos-
tumes, J Ouvert packages and all the
different items that are related to the
Carnival industry internationally. You
can access the Web site from anywhere
in the world and on any device. We
support T&T bands as well as bands
in other countries such as Jamaica,
Miami and the Bahamas."
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Web sites, apps make things easy for Carnival
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