Throughout its history, the Log Cabin has coupled outstanding community journalism with evolving technologies to better serve our loyal customers.
Today, we are proud to announce an exciting new endeavor that will enable us to provide news and information on the go to anyone around the world — the Log Cabin iPhone application.
The project is a result of a collaborative project involving marketing firm Clarovista, the Conway Chamber of Commerce and four exclusive sponsors — Caldwell Toyota, Centennial Bank, Conway Corp. and Conway Regional Medical Center.
Log Cabin Democrat Publisher Rick Fahr said the application will provide a media platform combining a local focus with an ease-of-use viewers will appreciate.
“There isn’t another media outlet that focuses on Conway and Faulkner County the way the Log Cabin Democrat does. We never stop looking for ways to serve our customers better, and this application is another way we can reach people with a device that is already a part of their daily life,” he explained.
The application contains a variety of information from the newspaper and the Log Cabin’s Web portal, www.thecabin.net, but it also features several types of content not available in any other format.
A unique component of the application will be the Toad Suck Daze section, which will include entertainment and event schedules, maps of concessions and activities and both live and archived videos from Faulkner County’s premier annual festival.
“We wanted to unveil the application for Toad Suck Daze, and so that put the development process on a tight timeline. Lee Watson, Doug Ward and everyone involved with building the app worked unbelievably hard to make it happen,” Fahr noted. “The results of their efforts speak for themselves.”
The project would not have been possible without the support of key sponsors, the publisher said.
“We knew we needed help to get this project off the ground, and so we contacted a few key players in the community,” Fahr explained. “Each one jumped on board, and their support is making this project possible. We can’t thank them enough.”
Over time, the application will include new features.
“We will be adding more content sections and types as we go along. The evolution of the Log Cabin app will continue as we go forward. Also, in coming months, the app will be available for other ‘smart-phone’ platforms,” Fahr noted.
The application is now available through Apple’s iTunes app store for an annual fee of $2.99.