Eventbrite has launched on wearable devices.
The ticketing platform is now available on Apple Watch, Android Wear devices and Pebble Time. Gig attendees will be able to display their ticket codes right on their wrist, ready to be scanned at check-in.The new smartwatch functionality will also allow consumers to find events around them and let them buy tickets from their watch.
Uniquely available to the Apple Watch is access to Eventbrite Neon, Eventbrite’s at-the-door tool for organisers on iPads and iPhones, which allows them to monitor ticket sales and at the door check-ins in real time.
Marino Fresch (pictured), Eventbrite’s head of marketing in the UK, said: “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.”
He added: “Ticketing on smartwatches is the next evolution in our ongoing efforts to remove friction. We are giving people access into events quickly and efficiently, without them even having to reach into their pockets. Having said that, it’s really just the beginning of what we’ll be able to do in the future.”