Features and Applications of Mobile Ticketing
Mobile tickets have the potential to be used wherever regular tickets are sold today. Many modern sports and concert facilities already use barcode readers to process paper tickets, so the technology is already in place. The reach of mobile ticketing could extend to sporting events, concerts, movie theaters, nightclubs, transportation, conferences and more.
Guns N' Roses played the first official "ticketless" concert in London in June 2006.
The greatest advantage of mobile ticketing is convenience. If you have a WAP-enabled phone, you can buy the tickets from your phone, store them on your phone and swipe your phone at the event. There's no waiting in line at the movies or the game, not even to pick up your pre-ordered ticket at will call. Just walk straight to the gate.
Mobile ticketing can also help increase revenue for concert promoters and ticket vendors. They can sell tickets right up to the minute that an event starts, because delivery to your phone is instantaneous. They can even take advantage of "no-shows," selling unclaimed tickets at the last second to people who are waiting for seats.
Mobile ticketing reduces processing costs on both sides. Plus, less paper is better for the environment.
Mobile tickets are harder to scalp than paper tickets, and extra security measures can be added to make fraud or theft nearly impossible.
Even if a mobile ticket is lost or the text message is accidentally deleted, it's easy for the vendor to cancel the old ticket and resend a replacement.
For now, mobile ticketing is just getting started, but it promises to be an exciting new convenience for cell phone users everywhere.
Read on to learn about Tixsa's mobile ticketing and the technology that makes it work.