Our client, ShowClix, www.ShowClix.com is a Pittsburgh-based provider of end-to-end, online to on-site ticketing solutions for venues and event promoters. Breakpoint helps build ShowClix’ network of online partners, premium venues and promoters including theatres, museums, clubs, arenas, amphitheatres, non-profits and beyond.
Beyond the fact that ShowClix provides a much friendlier alternative to that “master of all tickets,” it also has a vastly superior feature set and a superior experience for both buyer and seller. One of their newest features to roll out is a very cool ticket scanner app for venues. “Axess” runs on the google Android-based Nexus One and takes advantage of the phone’s excellent bar code scanner.
This is a ground-breaking use of a handset as a transactional device. The hardware costs much less than a dedicated wireless barcode scanner and ShowClix service has myriad features that make this a bellwether of what’s to come. I’ll bet this will be true of not only the ticketing business, but for all applications that benefit from wireless scanners.
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