One of the First E-Commerce Apps for Real-Time Ticket Purchases on iPhone & iPod Touch
TicketNetwork, the leading source for live event tickets and innovative technology solutions, today announced that it has partnered with e-commerce technology leader FurrySoft to release Tiggits, the second e-commerce application developed for the iPhone. Tiggits 1.0 is an end-to-end event ticket application for the iPhone and iPod Touch that leverages the iPhone’s unique abilities, interface and built-in security, by connecting users to TicketNetwork’s extensive ticket inventory.
Tiggits’ partnership with TicketNetwork, a leading source for the ticket industry’s most comprehensive inventory, will enable customers to have access to over a billion dollars worth of tickets to live events in North America. Ticket inventory is available on the iPhone for a real-time transaction without having to contact a call center.
“iPhone and iPod Touch users will be delighted with this highly convenient feature which enables consumers to make quick decisions regarding tickets for live entertainment via their mobile devices,” said Don Vaccaro, CEO, TicketNetwork “We are pleased to partner with FurrySoft to develop the industry’s second e-commerce app for the popular iPhone — we expect retailers and other vendors to follow suit as this is yet another effective way to reach customers,” added Vaccaro.
With its incredible ease-of-use, Tiggits offers four distinctive tabs on the iPhone and iPod Touch screens: Featured, Top 25, Search and Info. The Featured tab includes information on popular events with extensive runs. The Top 25 tab displays the most popular performances in the country. Users can also select the Search option to find venues, performances and actors in any desired combination. The Info page provides details and tips on how to use Tiggits and lists customer service contacts, support numbers and a host of information to enhance the users’ buying experience.
Each and every mobile-commerce transaction is encrypted over 3G, Edge and wireless internet connections protecting consumer information and privacy. Among Tiggits’ most prolific features is its ability for users to complete checkout transactions on the iPhone without exiting the application.
Tiggits for iPhone is free and available exclusively through Apple’s App Store or via this link:Tiggits
At TicketSummit 2009, January 6-8 in New York City, FurrySoft.com will demo the application and discuss the process of building the app. Additionally, the value of reaching the Web 2.0 market through both new tools and proven marketing methods will be addressed at the conference.
Located in sunny Escondido, California, FurrySoft is a privately funded company founded in 2008. A mobile application developer, with relationships in enterprise, entertainment, and educational markets, FurrySoft delivers high value products with the convenience of today’s mobile handsets such as Apple’s iPhone and Google’s Android based phones. FurrySoft was the first to deliver an e-commerce application to the iPhone available on the iTunes Music store. Copyright 2008 FurrySoft. All Rights Reserved. Apple, the Apple logo, iPhone and iPod are registered trademarks of Apple Computer in the U.S. and/or other countries. Google is a registered trademark of Google Inc.
TicketNetwork is the leading source for event tickets and innovative technology solutions for both ticket buyers and sellers. With a comprehensive selection of more than $1B in real-time ticket inventory, TicketNetwork provides sought-after tickets to concert, sporting, and theater events worldwide. TicketNetwork’s signature Point-of-Sale software powers real-time ticketing transactions for both B2B and B2C, making it the leading innovative software platform in the secondary ticketing industry. The company’s signature retail website, www.TicketNetwork.com, is both Payment Card Industry (PCI) and EVSSL-certified, making it the leading secure site for tickets in the secondary market. TicketNetwork has received awards for its technology, innovation, and business growth by Inc.500, Deloitte, and the CTC Tech Top 40. The company is a Ticket Software, LLC property and is parent company of: TicketLiquidator.com, TicketNetwork Direct, TicketNews, Ticket Summit, and TicketNetwork Point-of-Sale(TM) solutions. TicketNetwork was founded in 2002 and is headquartered in Vernon, Connecticut. For more information visit TicketNetwork.com
Source: Market Watch
Category: General Event Industry News