London, 10th September, 2014. With some of the season’s best music festivals still to come and Fresher’s Week looming for new university students, social ticketing platform Fatsoma is now offering a highly efficient and speedy way for event promoters to scan and verify tickets purchased on its website. A new app, based on the leading barcode scanning and data capture software from Scandit, will enable event door staff to process...

The Summer Solstice is just around the corner, and with the warmer weather and sunny skies we can expect the traditional uptick in seasonal entertainment options. Summer is the time for outdoor sporting events, concerts, festivals, shows and more. This season is one of the busiest times of the year for the entertainment industry, which means ticket sales will be up, and consumers will be looking to industry leaders to...

Our latest case study takes a look at the popular UK-based social ticketing platform Fatsoma. Fatsoma got its start as a marketing platform for event promoters. Since event discovery is only one of the many challenges promoters face, Fatsoma decided to build a mobile ticketing solution that would also help to streamline event operations.  The result was a ticketing app that helps promoters check guests into events and monitors attendance in...

A new app is bringing barcodes to buses in Central Texas, providing a smartphone-powered e-ticket alternative for local commuters. The CapMetro app was created Captial Metro, the public transportation provider for Central Texas.  The city of Austin was motivated to rejuvenate their transit industry and reduce their paper usage, which is why they developed the CapMetro app. With the app commuters can now validate bus tickets by simply pulling up a...

Over the past few weeks we’ve discussed apps that are used internally in the retail industry for the inventory management, procurement and self checkout processes. We’ve explored the automotive industry by looking at VIN scanning, and today we’re going take a look at how mobile ticketing apps are transforming the entertainment industry. Past vs. Present In the past, admitting patrons to events required dedicated scanner hardware or manually looking up attendees as...

The enterprise IT landscape is changing rapidly because of mobile devices and innovative new employee-facing apps. More and more enterprises are looking to enable a BYOD (bring your own device) environment, and empower employees through their smart devices. This presents an incredible opportunity to transform traditional business processes, resulting in reduced costs and increased efficiency for forward thinking enterprises who embrace mobile. Over the next few weeks we’ll take a...

Back in June when Apple announced Passbook, excitement began to spread about this "Apple Wallet" that might steal the show in the digital wallets space. Well now the cat is out of the bag, and overall--we're impressed. Passbook is still very limited, as only a handful of compatible iOS apps are available at this time; nevertheless, it's slick, smooth and has plenty of room to grow. In traditional Apple fashion, the app is...

Apple dropped a (time-)bomb this week at its recent Worldwide Developers Conference with the announcement of their new Passbook app. Set to be released this fall, the new app will soon be as Apple describes “the simplest way to get all your passes in one place.” Users can store their boarding passes, store cards and movie tickets all together, making them more accessible. During the WWDC keynote (see video below) Apple...