GIG BUDDY is the latest music fan app to hit the app stores, promising exclusive access to gig tickets plus content from your favourite artists.
From the outset it’s clear that this isn’t just an app to book your tickets through, boasting a suite of features for music fans to engage with artists, make payments via the app and even arrange travel to the event itself. As if this isn’t enough, it also has tie ups with restaurants near the venues so you can get deals on your food bill, helping to cut the cost of your evening of entertainment.
We’re big fans of the range of interactive social tools that have been integrated, from making travel arrangements with friends also attending the event, to sharing moments from the live gig itself.
As fan apps go, it’s got a lot going for it due to the relationships it’s got with the artists and bands. With renowned artists including Gary Barlow and Ellie Goulding already signed up (and more to be announced in the coming weeks), it’s hit the ground running. The relationships mean you can get access to exclusive content that isn’t available anywhere else, which is likely to appeal to the biggest of fans.
The company behind the app has also officially partnered with SEE tickets and Paypal, giving users the ability to pay for the gig and tour merchandise directly from the GIG BUDDY app itself. Further partnerships are in place with MyCheck, providing an option to pay for your pre-gig meal via the app as well.
We’re keen to see how the app develops as more artists sign up – it’s got a host of top features and the development company behind it (RE:SYSTEMS) appear to have thought of everything. The only slight niggle we have with the app at this point is that you have to login with either Facebook or Twitter to use it – not great if you just want to try the app to see if it’s for you.