Whether you’re looking for a date night out with your spouse, the company of friends, a special day with the family, or just something to do for free, the Applauze – Concerts, Sports & Theatre Tickets app makes it incredibly easy to find all sorts of entertaining things to do.
Applauze is an iPhone Music app that will help you find more than just music events. It also offers a wide variety of entertainment options as well. This mobile app has some of the hottest tickets around for big name performers and up-and-coming names. You will find tickets for sports games, music concerts, theater events, and free local events too.
Applauze works as a sort of middleman. They deal with a national network of ticket brokers to source their tickets, with ticket prices changing real-time based on demand and other factors. Applauze claims no hidden fees and to be competitively priced with other major ticket sources like, “StubHub and TicketsNow, and totally hassle free to purchase.” They appear to be pretty straightforward, but to get a better understanding of how things work, I suggest that you check out the FAQs on their website.
Currently, the Applauze app includes 35+ cities in the app, with more being added. For convenience, cities are listed A-Z. Some of the 35+ included cities are: Atlanta, Boston, Charlotte, Dallas, Detroit, Kansas City, Los Angeles, Miami, Nashville, Phoenix, Pittsburg, Tampa, and Washington.
You can easily find events near you using your current location and your iPhone’s GPS locator. There’s the option to find and manage entertainment events using the app’s main navigation for: Hot, Nearby, All, Soon, and My Events. Or browse sorted events using a cool category wheel feature. The event topics on the wheel are: Theater, Music, All Categories, Sports, and Community. And there’s another category coming soon, which is the option to add your own events.
To find something of interest, simply scroll down the page of events. Each listed event comes with a photo, name of event and location of event. With a quick glance at any listed event, you’ll get the date, time and distance of the event from you as well. You can also see the cost of the event on a ticket stub graphic. Prices seem fair and some events are even free. Totally to my surprise, my local international airport has a free Friday night Cuban-themed extravaganza complete with live music and dancers. So if you live in Tampa, put on your dancing shoes.
It’s awesome that the developer included free events within this application. You should be able to easily find a variety of fun things to do without emptying your pockets. These free events are great for the budget conscious, as well as parents looking for free or low cost things to do with their kids over the summer.
With each event listing you’ll also find a brief description, location/directions, and option to get tickets and invite friends. However, you’ll need to sign in with a Facebook account or create an Applauze account to purchase tickets, select seats, and invite friends to Applauze. When you invite friends to join you, and they accept, you both save $5. But money goes towards app credits. Credits eventually earn you free tickets to events.
One really nice feature about this iPhone entertainment app is the “Chat & Plan.” After you invite a friend to an event, you chat inside a chatroom within the app to confirm your plans. Tickets are even purchased within the app. And according to the iTunes reviews, everybody is apparently very happy with the app itself and the ticket buying process.
There is another interesting feature to this application. I discovered that once an account is set up, Applauze gives you an opportunity to choose the type of events you prefer most and then asks to scan your music library to see what your musical taste is. This “smart” function helps them to find events based on your musical taste, and is another added convenience.
Overall, Applauze is a great app that offers plenty of valuable entertainment options for a wide range of people to enjoy. The only thing I’d love to see added immediately is a search option to find upcoming events by name. The Applauze iPhone app definitely deserves a round of applause for making it so quick, fun, and effortless to find great entertainment events nearby.