Just in time for the 2012 NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament, ticket aggregator TiqIQ launched a Facebook application that allows users to update and share whether or not they are attending events.
The app aggregates information from online ticket sources including eBay, the NFL Ticket Exchange, PrimeSport, StubHub, TicketsNow, and ScoreBig, allowing its users to compare pricing for tickets for sports, music, and theater events.
TiqIQ Connect uses Facebook’s application-programming interface that allows access via any TiqIQ event page or the ticket provider’s homepage, through which users can update whether they are going, maybe going, or not going/watching events, with the information then being shared on Facebook.
The company also announced that it is teaming up with PrimeSport, the official ticket exchange of this year’s NCAA Tournament, to provide exclusive offers to users of TiqIQ Connect, as well as making a paperless ticketing option available.
Live event attendance is a natural environment for the social Web to flourish, and March Madness is the perfect launch pad for this experience. With 68 teams playing games in 14 cities, TiqIQ Connect is a great way for the millions of alumni around the country to connect.
We’re thrilled at the reception our platform has had over just 18 months in the market. We hope TiqIQ Connect further illustrates our commitment to creating next-generation ticket-buying experiences online.
Readers: Have you used any online ticket sources and shared the information on Facebook?