Gametime, the leader in on-demand mobile ticketing, today introduces an entirely new way for fans to discover live entertainment. The new Connect feature acts as a prospective social network. It allows fans to see which games and shows their friends are planning to attend and helps to bring them closer together through shared experiences.
Connect presents upcoming games and shows friends will be attending via Gametime. Users can select “Join Friend” and will be immediately directed to the closest seats available. Connect also displays friends that are selling tickets for upcoming events with personalized messaging describing the experience at those seat locations. Connect lives on the tab bar on the Gametime iOS app. Fans simply sign in with Facebook to discover friends’ planned activities within the stream.
Connect goes live today for Gametime users in the SF Bay Area and Los Angeles. The offering will expand to additional markets in the coming weeks.
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“Connect creates an entirely new way to live your life. It’s not just a social network. It’s not just a marketplace. It’s a much more intuitive way to find your way together with friends,” said Brad Griffith, Gametime Founder and CEO. “Today, social networks are retrospective. We’re excited to bring a prospective view of what friends will be doing to Gametimers. People have more fun with their friends so our goal is to make it easier to learn what friends are doing and to get larger groups together.”
To support the launch, Gametime has created a video showing the potential impact of Connect. The video, developed in partnership with Chamber Media, showcases key elements of Gametime’s promise to fans by highlighting the story of two friends’ crazy day gathering more friends to get to a game.
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In 2013, Gametime reimagined the way people transact on mobile. Today, with over 2 million downloads by sports and music fans, the company redefines the way mobile applications help bring people together.