It’s a Tuesday evening and you’re freaking bored out of your mind. Nothing to do. Or is there? This is where Eventster comes in. The new app, which was approved today by the Apple iTunes App Store and will go on sale tomorrow, will inform users of what is going on in town and for how much.
The company claims to have the largest database of live events capturing 600,000 ranging from local community events to major concerts across the U.S. and major cities in Europe.
“More isn’t always better, until we found a way to bubble the best events to the top and make it easy to find events most relevant to you with powerful filters,” the company posted in its blog. “By letting the crowd vote, we give our users the power to decide the events that everyone sees first.”
Events that are voted for by the user are also bookmarked by the app so they can easily go back to the event. Users sign in through Facebook and check the most popular shows or search through the app’s keyword search engine.
Luke Stangel, co-creator of Eventster, told TechCrunch that Live Nation only sells 60% of its tickets and found the reason why 40% of tickets weren’t sold was because people indicated they didn’t know about the show soon enough. The unsold tickets costs the company approximately $2.3 billion a year, according to Stangel.
“Eventster plugs you into stuff happening in your city… no matter where you live,” said Stangel in the company’s press release. “Our goal is to get you out of the house and having fun with other humans.”
If anything, users can download the app and view what they’re missing on a Tuesday night.
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