It's an exciting time to be building an app for discovering and attending live events. We think going to live events is a source of real human happiness and we want to bring those experiences to more people. Our platform powers incredible features like discovering events using a machine learning recommendation engine and seeing the view from your seats before making a purchase. We’re building the most user-friendly live event experience and our Android app could not be more central to reaching that goal.
Over the few years since we launched our Android app in 2014, we’ve worked to bring many seamless experiences to our users. Here are a few examples:
Discovery — our completely redesigned Browse screen that is powered by our Netflix-style personalized list generation service
Mapbox event maps — we rewrote our venue mapping experience from scratch using the popular open source mapping engine Mapbox, we’re confident that we have the best venue maps in the industry
My Tickets — our in-app event ticket delivery experience, featuring seamless, material screen transitions, easy transfers to friends, and offline access (for those areas with poor coverage)
The Android engineering team at SeatGeek features several active members of the New York and global Android communities, including a moderator of the r/androiddev subreddit and engineers that have spoken at several meetups and conferences. We’re committed to strong engineering practices and adopting the best tools for the job at hand. We’ve also been at the forefront of using some awesome new technologies like Dagger 2, RxJava, Kotlin and Epoxy to make our development experience more enjoyable.
Our Android app has over a million downloads and hundreds of thousands of monthly users. We're building something that's purposefully, willfully for Android, through and through. We are defining live events on Android, and we're hoping you can help.