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Eventbrite ticketing app comes to wearables

By | Published on Wednesday 26 August 2015


“Self-service ticketing platform” – as it calls itself, and it kind of works – Eventbrite is bringing ticketing to your watch. So watch out for that. Ha. Can you tell I’ve been living in the middle of the Edinburgh Fringe for twenty days? Such is the comedy. And such is the tiredness that will stop me from deleting that line in the edit.

Anyway, the Eventbrite ticketing app is now available for Apple Watch, Android Wear and Pebble Time, which are all things, meaning promoters selling tickets via the platform will now be able to check-in punters by scanning the code displayed on their wrist.

Punters will also be able to use to the app to discover events that are happening near their wrist and, should they be up for then shifting said wrist to the exact location of said event, they’ll be able to buy tickets through their watch as well. If only they had some sort of device to help make sure they then showed up on time.

Says Eventbrite’s Head Of Marketing in the UK, Marino Fresch: “At Eventbrite, we’re constantly improving the ticket purchase and check-in experience. Bringing our ticketing technology to wearables is another step in our efforts to remove friction wherever possible, eliminating queues and waiting times for attendees and making vital data available to organisers whenever and wherever they need it”.