During a recent Sports Conference held in California, one topic which came up was mobile applications and mobile ticketing applications for sporting events rather than the old fashion paper tickets which are printed out. The topic was very interesting to a lot of individuals in the conference and a lot of them seemed to agree that mobile ticketing applications is the way the future is heading and there will soon be a time where all ticketing will be via mobile Smartphone’s rather than printed paper tickets. The benefits of developing mobile app which can be used to represent an actual ticket to a sporting event has many benefits and since the rate of Smartphone users are increasing at an all time rate, this idea may soon become a reality sooner than later. Many mobile application developers have been aware of mobile ticketing in mobile applications for awhile now but not until recently have they started really studying this new concept and the most effective way to develop a mobile application to perform various functionality needed with mobile ticketing.
A few benefits which mobile application developments firms believe that mobile ticketing applications will have compared to paper-printed tickets is that mobile ticketing applications will save a lot of paper and ink which is currently being used to print tickets to sporting events; the ability to have all the information stored on a mobile device via a mobile application is much more convenient than carrying around a piece of paper which can easily get lost or get ruined if water touches the ticket and causes ink damage. Most people are very responsible with the mobile device so it is safe to assume that if the ticket to a sporting event is on a mobile device, then the chances of it getting lost are less than if it was a paper ticket. Another benefit of having a mobile application which can store tickets is that a user can easily sell/exchange/transfer the ticket from himself/herself to another individual in a very easy manner. With paper tickets, if someone wants to sell/exchange/transfer his/her ticket to someone else, then most likely they need to meet up with that person and then make the exchange/transfer/sale happen. But if users were to use mobile applications for ticket exchanges/sales/transfers, then a user simply needs to click a button and the ticket will get transferred/exchanged/sold to another individual anywhere in the world he/she may be and there will be no hassle needed to meet up with the individual. Wireless ticket exchange is expected to be a major concept in the future and mobile applications will certainly be in the forefront of this new concept.
Moreover, mobile development companies can also consider adding extra features to mobile applications which support mobile ticketing such as the ability for the user to view a seating chart of the arena/stadium he or she is currently at, find assistance in finding their seat which the ticket is correlated to, find the nearest bathroom, food stand related to where their seat location is and so forth. The possibilities are endless for mobile application developers and mobile app development firms if they decide to expand and create a mobile application which is not only a mobile ticketing applications but a completely Sports Experience mobile application which also supports tickets. Some mobile application developers, mobile application “experts” and mobile application development firms are predicting that wireless ticketing integrated with mobile apps will really start taking off by the year 2014 but only time will tell.
Mobile Applications have become such an important part of the lives of many individuals in the United States and the demand and popularity of mobile applications will continue to grow going into the future. Mobile Applications have expanded to the point where they are being used by all different industries and all different types of peoples from all around the world are able to benefit and live a better lifestyle due to mobile applications. Mobile Ticketing and mobile applications which can support ticket exchange is yet another example of the impact which mobile applications and mobile application developers are having on different industries; and although it is premature to say that mobile ticketing applications will be a success in the future; if the past is an indication, then mobile applications which support tickets and ticket exchange will be a great success.