Gametime, the mobile ticket selling service, adds a new interesting feature to their app this week. The feature lets Gametime draw a greater supply of concert and sports tickets to their marketplace.
The feature is meant to sell old-school printed tickets via mobile. Dubbed as the snap and sell, the feature in Gametime feels more like check scanning in mobile banking apps.
When a user clicks the Sell button within Gametime, he/she can use the smartphone’s camera and the company’s official character recognition technology. With this, users can easily upload all relevant information regarding ticket to mobile marketplace automatically. It doesn’t require any data entry.
Brad Griffith, Gametime founder and CEO, stated that using most of the ticket sellers’ apps or mobile sites demands about 75 taps worth of data entry for people with a printed ticket to sell.
Gametime aims to eliminate the friction. The new snap and sell feature requires only 3 taps to get from having a ticket in your hand to listing it on the market. Once done, tickets get priced automatically with the details from Gametime.
The Gametime app allows sellers surge pricing capabilities with no need to do check any price comparison research on their own. The app has generated $13.3 million in venture capital till date.
Gametime started out selling sports tickets to people in need to buy them at the last minute. Since then it has expanded into selling concert tickets as well. The company’s stats reveal that more than 1.5 million people have downloaded the app so far.
It also states that the company has sold tickets for 485 sports teams and 455 artists at more than 4,000 venues by now.
Adding another interesting feature in the app that lets you do the task easily with no more effort makes the app more useful.