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Event Ticket Search Engine

Published 08/24/2012 and rated Ratingstars4 4 out of 5 stars
by Jess Meli
What can you use the app for?

FanSnap is an application that users can use in locating the best priced tickets available for desired events. The FanSnap application can operate like a typical search engine. However, rather than searching for any other thing, this search engine is specifically focused on tickets to events. The applications's database currently has millions of tickets available which can be used for thousands of events. Also, the FanSnap is targeted at finding tickets to live events. as users search for tickets, the applicaiton sources the results from different places such as and eBay. Websites that sell tickets can also be picked up as a source for live tickets by the FanSnap application. With access to many competing websites, users such as Las Vegas tickets, Stub Hub, Ticket Network and Razor Gator, users are able to get tickets on FanSnap at great prices.

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What is the history and popularity of the app?

The FanSnap application was founded in 2007. The founders include Mike Janes, Mike Towfiq, and Rishi Garg. After going through many stages of beta testing, the end of testing occured in 2009. NexTag acquired the FanSnap application in December 2011. The app has received many awards including being named a Webby Awards 2011 "Official Honoree - Event Category" Winner, Search Engine Watch Awards 2009 "Most Innovative New Search Engine". The app was also given the honour of being "PC World 100: Best Products of 2009".

What are the differences to other apps?

The FanSnap app is basically a serach engine for tickets. The difference between the FanSnap app and other ticket sale websites is that the FanSnap app is able to source for live tickets from other ticket-selling website. It is also easy to use the FanSnap application and this helps distinguish the app for other applications.

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How does the web app look and feel to use?

The FanSnap website provides ease of use to its users. It is neatly designed and categorized so that users are able to know exactly what they are clicking on. Users can use a search box to find tickets. This is perhaps the most user friendly aspect of the website. The website also has an auto complete feature when users use the search box.

How does the registration process work?

You don’t need to register for an account to use the site; however it is possible if you want to. By registering for an account you will be able to set up alerts and also be able to find out about enhancements to the website. Registering is easy and simply requires you to fill out a short form including your email address, name, and also a password. You will be sent an email however you don’t need to confirm your address. As soon as you’ve registered you are logged in and it’s then really easy to start setting up alerts.

What does it cost to use the application?

It’s free to use FanSnap; they probably make money from commission when they redirect people to purchase tickets from different agents.

Who would you recommend the application to?

FanSnap is an ideal site to use for anyone that is trying to find great value tickets for all sorts of events. There are plenty of other ticket searching sites out there; however this one is unique as it has tickets for different events, from concerts to sporting events.

  • Users can search for ticket for different events
  • It is possible to compare ticket prices
  • Users can also receive alerts when tickets are available
  • The database has millions of tickets to search through
  • Users can view hot searches in their area

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FanSnap contact details

Telephone: 1 (650) 645-4700
Postal address:
2955 Campus Drive, Suite 300, San Mateo, California 94403

FanSnap pricing

FREE - Permanently free version

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