Octopus Ahoy! App Now Live in Preparation for Trail Launch

01 Jun 2021

The FREE app for the upcoming art trail, Octopus Ahoy! in celebration of the Mayflower 400 and 150 years of Clacton, is now LIVE! and available to download on both Apple and Android. KAT are delivering the project on behalf of Tendring District Council, which has included the app’s design and build for this large-scale community event, ensuring the platform is user friendly and optimised for all mobile devices.

The app features a map that displays the different locations of each octopus sculpture, so that you are able to plan your route in advance of the trail launch on the 25th June (it’s getting close!). You can also discover more about the talented artists who have designed and painted the 4ft sculptures, the wonderful Octopus Patrons who have sponsored the programmes, and the many schools who have designed and painted a small sculpture as part of the amazing education programme and outreach.

Perhaps the most exciting feature of the app is the rewards and prizes! When you are ready to venture out and track down some octopus sculptures from the 25th, be sure to use the app to scan the QR code found on each sculpture. By scanning the code, not only will you log the octopus as being found and get closer to reaching the app milestones, but you will unlock one of the many rewards and prizes! From funky octopus bracelet charms to complete afternoon cream teas, what will you be looking to collect first from the trail this summer?

For those who are looking to get their step count up this summer, this trail is the perfect activity for you, with a built-in step tracker in the Octopus Ahoy! app counting your every move as you discover each art sculpture around Essex.

The launch of the trail is edging closer and closer, and the KAT team can’t wait to see these wonderful works of art out and about in Essex, bringing colour and joy to the local area.

Download the app now and get ready for the launch on the 25th June!

Download the app on Apple

Download the app on Android