UNIVERSITY NEWS LAST UPDATED : 06 JULY 2012
A student from Birmingham City University has launched a new application to allow users to purchase tickets to local events via their mobile phone.
The ‘iRaver’ application, created by Jaspreet Phagura, a Business Information Technology student at Birmingham City University’s School of Computing, Telecommunications and Networks, has been designed to save students time when searching for upcoming events in their local area.
After becoming a registered user on the application, users can book tickets for events in a few simple steps. Users can also use the ‘call a taxi’ function, which instantly identifies local taxi companies in the surrounding area.
A ‘near me’ function of the ‘iRaver’ application identifies public houses, bars and nightclubs in a specified area, also displaying venue addresses.
Jaspreet has also launched a website to allow event organisers to sign up to a free service to publish and promote details of events that they are hosting. Once the event is created, the website and mobile application will be updated instantly, allowing both channels to sell tickets at the same time.
Once the date of an event approaches, an automatic e-mail will inform event organisers of expected attendees.
The iRaver service is complimentary for organisers to use for promotional purposes, with a 10% charge from each ticket sale.