[Android] Find events and buy tickets with Eventbrite

Eventbrite is a app that will allow you to to find events that interest you. This can be very useful if you find yourself with not enough time to keep up with current entertainment. It is also useful if you find purchasing tickets to be be confusing or inconvenient.

What is it and what does it do

Main Functionality

Eventbrite is designed to alert you of interesting events and to assist you in buying the tickets for the event you want to go to.  It is also designed to assist you in creating and promoting your own events.

Pros

  • Find local events happening today
  • Register and buy tickets
  • Find information about upcoming events
  • View registration and ticket information anytime
  • Share events with friends

Cons

  • Doesn’t search for events based on GPS
  • Cannot search by type
  • Cannot search a specific range of dates

Discussion

Eventbrite is a great application that can be used by anybody looking for events in their area. It will allow you to enter in your location, and see what’s going on around you. Once you find an event you like, Eventbrite will link directly to the location to purchase your tickets. Then from then on, you can pull up all of your event and ticket information whenever you want.

Additionally, Eventbrite can be great if you are an event promoter. You can create events and then promote them by sharing them with friends and other people you know. This is essentially free advertising on your behalf. You can also share these events with your friends to see if it is anything they might enjoy.

While Eventbrite is a very simple application, it still has a long way to go. For starters, it doesn’t allow you to create groups of events. Groups would be great for planning a trip or an extended outing. This can be very inconvenient if you are traveling around a lot and want to plan out your days. Additionally, You cannot search for events by type like music, theater, etc. This is very annoying if you know what type of event you want to go to.

Another annoying quirk is that you cannot pick a range of dates to search for events. This type of feature would be great if you were planning on visiting a specific place for a short period of time. It would allow you to see the events that would be taking place while you were there, thus making your stay more enjoyable.

Conclusion and download link

Eventbrite is a good start to a simple application. It works pretty well and will actually find events that you never even knew were going on. This means that the base functionality is perfect, but there are some extra features missing that would otherwise make this application a must have app.

Price: Free

Version reviewed: 2.2.2

Requires: Android 2.2 and up

Download size: 2mb

Eventbrite on Play Store

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