TryBooking releases free scanning app
Thursday, September 28, 2017
Australia’s largest self-serve ticketing platform TryBooking has released an event management and scanning app for thousands of Australian event organisers.
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The free app provides users with a suite of features including the ability to scan tickets for entry, access real-time data about the event, review patron details and better manage volunteers and staff.
“The TryBooking Scanning App will provide existing and new customers with the tools they need to better manage their events, without having to invest in expensive, complicated hardware systems,” said CEO of TryBooking, Jeff McAlister.
“The app can be downloaded straight to a smartphone, meaning all event organisers from small community groups and schools to large scale festivals can now access professional event technology. Our scanning technology enables event organisers to get people through the door faster without the need for confusing door lists, as well as minimising paper ticket waste.”
The TryBooking Scanning App is available to over 60,000 TryBooking clients, following a successful beta program with customers including The Wheeler Centre and Byron Writers Festival, which attracted 12,000 attendees.
TryBooking’s scanning app was used to manage four major weekend events across key venues including Elements of Byron. Organisers were able to admit 320 patrons into seats in just seven minutes and access real-time venue capacity to keep the event running to schedule.
Cherrie Sheldrick, from Byron Writers Festival, said the app enabled festival staff to better manage the logistics around the events.
“Everything worked seamlessly, there were no long queues and for the first time ever I didn’t print out confusing papers,” she said.
“From a logistics standpoint, I think this kind of tech is definitely the way to go. Using the TryBooking Scanning App made for a quicker process and it was easier to ensure tickets were scanned properly to ensure people were at the right event.
“A major benefit was the ability to ascertain at any point, how many people were stuck in queue traffic and not in their seats so we could determine when to start the show. The app also allowed us to manage volunteers better, have control over privacy and data, and deploy staff more efficiently.”