Developer: 955 Dreams
Price: Free
Version: 1.0.0
App Reviewed on: iPhone 4S

iPhone Integration Rating: ★★★★½
User Interface Rating: ★★★★½
Re-use Value Rating: ★★★★☆

Overall Rating: ★★★★☆

Going to the movies and out to eat can get old, so many seek the thrill of events like concerts, sports and plays. The problem that arises is that it’s almost impossible to keep up with all the events in an area, score a deal on tickets and find something that everyone will enjoy. Fortunately, there’s an app for that.

Applauze aims to stand out from other apps by letting users discover and and purchase event tickets directly within the app. To get started, users must sign in with Facebook or log in with an Applauze account. Using Facebook has its advantages because the app analyzes music preferences to recommend events and to connect with friends, but the app also scans the music library and allows users to filter events for those who don’t like to connect their accounts.

The Welcome screen lets users choose what types of events they prefer such as Theater, Music, Sports and Community. Once things are quickly setup, the beautiful interface makes it possible to find that perfect event. Large pictures are shown on the screen with the date, time, distance, location and lowest ticket price for each event. Just scroll effortlessly through the list to find the perfect one. Both free and paid events are displayed so users don’t have to spend cash to have fun.

After an event is found, users can dig an event and tag friends to invite them, use the built-in messaging system to connect with friends attending, read the description, share an event, get directions and of course purchase tickets.

What’s great about buying tickets is that there are no hidden fees. The price shown includes the base price as well as the shipping cost and any fees that apply so users aren’t guessing how much tickets will cost. Just add a credit card and get tickets quickly. The other great factor about this feature is that Applauze includes deals from hundreds of different ticket brokers so the developers are able to score deals to venues to sell VIP packages, offer free drinks and provide backstage passes.

The downside is that users may find cheaper tickets online so tickets may be overpriced at times, but it’s the convenience that may make the price worth it to some. The app could also additional cities, more event types and pictures of seating charts.

Overall, its purpose is to make it as simple as possible to find events and purchase tickets. Applauze achieves this through its easy-to-use interface and superb customer support. The impressive layout and design along with the unique algorithm make it shine. Applauze is completely free, so give it a try for yourself and get out and have fun tonight.

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