Have you ever tried to find tickets to an event via any of the major search engines? It’s a nightmare, endless websites offering different prices, packages, and often even out of date or incorrect information.
Thankfully apps are stepping in to help. I’m a big app fan, I’ve used other Facebook integrated apps to purchase gig tickets in the past, but now there is TickX. A free app, and now the UK’s largest event guide and ticket comparison app. TickX helps avoid unimaginative nights out at the same boring places, you have to admit every Friday night at the same pub/bar/club combo gets a bit old. What’s better than free help planning your perfect first date? Or your best mate’s birthday? Any reason to go out at all, TickX is there to help.
Featuring events in over 56 cities across the UK, there are over 25,000 club nights, gigs, festivals, sports, lifestyle, arts and comedy events available to browse on the app. By accumulating all the information available into one app, TickX has provided a service that fills a void in ticket sales and event marketing.
The ever-growing demand for comparison sites is familiar to us all, with cost-conscious consumers increasingly wanting to compare and contrast everything from markets to meerkats. TickX has co-operated with a network of partners, including the UK’s largest primary ticketing agents as well as reseller ticketing brokers. So even when the event you’re chasing tickets to has sold out, you might still nab a re-sale ticket via the TickX app.
The app was created by self-confessed computer geek Sam Coley and enthusiastic Steve Pearce, after becoming fed up with experiencing the frustration associated with planning a day or night out.
“TickX started with a vision to create a one-stop shop for event lovers, after becoming sick and tired of endless browsing the web looking for good places to go out,” Steve Pearce said.
Knowing that within the UK’s billion-pound events industry there must be thousands of things happening, yet there was no singular route to access them all. Sharing the same vision to fuse multiple ticket sellers’ feeds into one platform, they created TickX to provide users with a clear view of all events and their prices.
“Our flexible search options, powerful ticket comparison engine and seamless interface now give users what they want. A fast and flexible way of finding the right event, for the right price.”
From the outset, Steve & Sam pioneered user-friendly design allowing people to search by city or radius with the option to filter listings by date and type of event. And if that wasn’t enough, TickX has a super-search function that enables event-lovers to search for a specific event, show, artist, team or venue. Once users find something interesting, they can compare prices and buy tickets through a network of well-respected partners.
Sam said that living in a city he and his friends were always looking for new events but found discovering them a nightmare – almost impossible when already on a night out.
“We saw a gap in the market for a complete event directory that compared prices to find the best deal, which is why we built TickX,”
“Since then I’ve discovered some great comedy gigs which I didn’t know about, and already saved money finding the best prices on my festival tickets! So there’s no excuse not to find something fun to do now,” said Sam.
The free app which is available on Google Play and App Store is also be partnered by an easy-to-use website. Available online at: tickx.co.uk