Thursday, March 09, 2006

Will Apple Start Selling Concert And Movie Tickets Through iTunes?

What do a barcode and Apple have in common?

The first thing I thought of when I read this story was Apple would start selling tickets (of all kinds) through iTunes.
Did you ever think Apple as a ticket seller? Seems pretty easy now. Guess I have to add them to the list

bCODE(TM), the universal provider of mobile ticketing solutions, today announced that it will showcase Mobile Ticketing technology to a group of customers at the Telstra Technology Showcase during the Melbourne 2006 Commonwealth Games.

bCODE provides the world's most compatible solution for mobile ticketing.

Unlike 2D barcode and RFID-based mobile ticketing technologies that require a phone specific chipset or graphics, the bCODE solution is based on standard SMS text messaging and is supported by 99% of all mobile phones in the market
including, PDAs, RIM Blackberry, Palm Treo and other devices like the Apple

bCODE's Mobile Ticketing solution enables customers to have a paperless ticket delivered directly to their mobile device (not limited to a mobile phone), providing instant delivery and removing the hassles of physical pick-up and queuing.

Think about it. Go to iTunes, download a ticket for Jimmey Buffet concert and get a 2d code, barcode on your iPod. The billing is ALREADY IN PLACE and you just wave your iPod at the door.

Are airline tickets next?

Aaaah the visionary innovations for this are endless.

Thoughts, comments?


Anonymous said...

Someday a branded Apple phone and Apple as MVNO too....why not?!

Mobile Maven said...

I think it is a great idea as long as the scanners are not too expensive and the business model is correct. It takes more than a great idea to create a lasting company. There are hundred of “crappy” (for lack of a better work) ideas out there creating great companies. The reason behind this is their business model. Without a strong business model this company will fail. The reason I bring this up is because I see hundreds of great idea companies every week in the mobile space that will never get past the seed capital stage because of their business model, or should I say lack there of. C.R.E.A.M (cash rules everything around me) W.T. clan

Anonymous said...

Check out Mobiqa; they've been doing this for years!

Scott Shaffer said...

I have.