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SeatGeek

Ticket Search and Forecasting


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Published 11/01/2010 and rated Ratingstars4 4 out of 5 stars
by AppAppeal Editor
What can you use the app for?

SeatGeek provides users with a better approach to buying tickets and saving money. Similar to Bing Travel (which deals with airlines), SeatGeek helps users see where tickets may drop in price before making a purchase. Sellers can identify the best time to sell off their tickets to make the most profit. Seat Geek uses web crawlers that compile millions of ticket transactions from all over. Through this advanced technology, SeatGeek can help provide insight for ticket buyers and sellers about when the best time is to perform a transaction. The Deal Score feature looks at historical data to determine the value of a ticket and highlights the best deals.

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What is the history and popularity of the app?

SeatGeek was created in May of 2009 by Jack Groetzinger and Russ D’Souza. Based out of New York City, New York, the application was intended to forecast event ticket pricing so that buyers and sellers could benefit. For anyone selling or buying tickets, this information is invaluable. Sellers can gain an edge on the competition by knowing exactly when the best time to sell off their event tickets is. Today, the site still offers the same service using advanced technology that reviews many elements to come up with an accurate response.

What are the differences to other apps?

SeatGeek offers a service many others don’t. Rather than just selling event tickets, the site actually helps those who buy and sell them to make a sound decision about when to buy. Using sophisticated features, SeatGeek can forecast the rise and fall of ticket prices. Buyers and sellers that use SeatGeek can make the most of every dollar spent or earned by timing their sales or purchases better.

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How does the web app look and feel to use?

The SeatGeek website features a plain white background highlighted by a gentle light blue hue. Each menu and feature is well organized, with highlighted events on the homepage. Each event is accompanied by a color photo or image that breathes life into the site. Both the low key color scheme, sparse site design, and color images work together to create an ideal balance of eye-catching appeal.

How does the registration process work?

New SeatGeek users can register using an existing Facebook profile or through a traditional form. By clicking on the blue “Register” link found in the black tabs just beside the Facebook connect and “Sign In” links, the user can begin the process. SeatGeek asks for a name, email address, password, and zip code. After checking the terms of use agreement box, the user can click the blue “Sign up for free” button at the bottom of the form.

What does it cost to use the application?

Anyone can create a SeatGeek account at no cost. The site currently offers free registration for everyone. The current accounts are geared towards the buyer end of the transaction. The site has mentioned its intention to add a premium paid account for brokers and sellers. Although this was stated, no subscription fee was provided and no further information was given as far as any feature additions that might accompany the premium account. For now, users can create a SeatGeek account for free.

Who would you recommend the application to?

Any user that wants to buy or sell event tickets can appreciate SeatGeek. For the time being, the account options are intended more for buyers, but seller accounts are coming soon. The buyer account price (free) makes the site even more appealing. Users can find out when the best time to buy or sell their event tickets may be so that they can receive the most profit or pay the lowest prices.

  • Review forecasts for upcoming changes in event ticket pricing
  • Look for tickets available for specific events
  • Browse event categories that include sports, music, and theater themes
  • View the most popular tickets on the homepage
  • Search for a specific event using the SeatGeek search tool


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