|By Marketwire .||
|September 19, 2012 01:00 PM EDT||
SAN FRANCISCO, CA -- (Marketwire) -- 09/19/12 -- Eventbrite, the leading ticketing company that helps people connect through live experiences, today announced that it will make all tickets to events on its platform available in Passbook on iOS 6 operating system. This integration is expected to be available by late September.
"Eventbrite has always had a strong focus on mobile innovation -- from transforming smartphones into barcode scanners to turning the iPad into a mobile box office -- and aims to make sure tickets are available to users when and where they need them," said Julie Thompson, vice president of product at Eventbrite. "Our integration with Passbook brings tickets for the unique and wide array of classes, events, festivals and concerts hosted on Eventbrite to iPhone and iPad users looking to keep all their tickets, loyalty cards and coupons in one place."
Eventbrite has long been at the forefront of mobile innovation in the ticketing space. The company offers two apps for event organizers: Entry Manager, which turns a smartphone into a barcode scanner, and At The Door, which is a full mobile box office accepting payments and tracking on-site sales data. The company also has an attendee app (Eventbrite), which helps people find events happening near them, and offers easy access to their tickets and event registrations.
In 2011, Eventbrite had over 450K events on their platform across a wide range of categories -- from classes, networking functions and races to fundraisers and large festivals and concerts. In June, the company announced it crossed $1 billion in gross ticket sales and it will process over $600 million in gross ticket sales in 2012 alone.
Eventbrite enables people all over the world to plan, promote, and sell out any event. Eventbrite makes it easy for everyone to discover events, and to share the events they are attending with the people they know. In this way, Eventbrite brings communities together by encouraging people to connect through live experiences. Eventbrite's investors include Tiger Global, Sequoia Capital, DAG Ventures, and Tenaya Capital. Learn more at www.eventbrite.com.
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