Ticketini, as the name suggests, is a place for everything that has to do with tickets. Not the bus, train or plane ones, but tickets needed at cultural, sport of music events. This site is not only a shop, or catalogue, but also a social networking site, which will help people who are passionate about sport, music or theatre to find the right events and discuss them with friends.
<p>You can buy some concert tickets through <a href="http://www.myspace.com" rel="nofollow">MySpace</a> and <a href="www.ebay.com" rel="nofollow">eBay </a>, but you have to know exactly what you're looking for. Ticketini allows the user to browse through the announcements of concerts, plays, shopping venues and sports events. Then, if the user sees something he would like to attend, he can buy the ticket online, and have it delivered to a chosen location. Then, the user can post his description of the event, add photos, clips, and other information to his profile.</p>
<p>Using the site is easy and intuitive. There are four categories of events (concerts, sports, Broadway and venues) and each of them has more detailed divisions into kinds of music, sport disciplines and venues locations. One can also use the browser to find the musician, sport team, or town faster. Some events, as the upcoming Britney Spears tour, are featured on the front page. Once the user chooses an event, he can see a map with the marked location, browse photos, read reviews and watch videos uploaded by other users. He can also save the event, performer or team on his profile, or share the event with friends. Buying the tickets is easy, and the system uses the <a href="http://www.ticketnetworkdirect.com/TNDCertified/TNDCertified.aspx?websiteConfigID=5191" rel="nofollow">Ticket Market Direct</a> system, and also gives the <a href="http://www.ticketini.com/100.htm" rel="nofollow">guarantee </a>of save payment and quick delivery. The social networking features are similar to other sites, users also create friends' lists, can see what events their friends have attended, or are planning to go to, and also create content by uploading media and writing reviews.</p>
<p>The design is very clear, and pleasant, without any unnecessary details, or revolutionary solutions. The site isn't beautiful in itself, it's just the frame for the content.</p>
<p>Ticketini is based on an interesting idea, something that may draw the attention of many people, not only music lovers, but also sport fans and theatre goers, or people who just want to spend an interesting evening from time to time. It combines the social networking side: discussing, sharing information, making friends, with a shopping activity, so the users who join, will have a purpose (to buy a ticket to an interesting event) and will not just talk for the sake of talking. Also, posting videos and reviews might play an important role in promoting the events. Maps and directions make it easier to find the location, and tickets home delivery is a very convenient way to buy them (if it works without any delays, of course) Unfortunately for non-American citizens, the service deals with ticket to events that take place on the territory of the US.</p>