Rating: Can you wikkit? Yes you can
A US based company, Wikkit, has started a new company to promote ‘wikkits’. These are wireless tickets and based around standard QR codes so they can be read by any universal 2D barcodes. QR codes have been widely used for ticketing and vouchers/coupons but, boy, are these guys trendy. There’s a well wikkit [geddit?] promotional video shot in bars and night clubs in New York City showing the technology in action. Sex and QR codes? You’ve got it.
Oh, and BTW the company has also released apps for the iPhone and Android (version 1.6 or above).
Adam Hunt contacted GoMo News to tell us he’d founded the company because he hated traditional ticketing agencies and the high ‘convenience’ fees they charge.
So in addition to being a low cost ticket provider, Hunt discovered that by using all wireless ticketing technology the charges work out at $0.25 a ticket instead of fees around 25 per cent of the ticket price.
Hunt says, “We’re focused on tickets via text message right now (think free drink and VIP club admission promos) but we’re actually integrating a social networking platform into the ticketing software.”
Part of this ‘ social ticketing’ will include soemthing called Wikkit Tribes and Wikkit Slate – for the likes of VIP ticketing and free drink vouchers.
These guys don’t hang around either. “We were able to have our Android up on the Android Market in less than six weeks (see here) and our iPhone app was listed in the App Store on August 30th see (here).
If you can’t find the apps by searching on the Android Market or the iTunes App store, the Wikkit web site can even email you a link.
If you don’t see the app on Android Market then you ain’t got version 1.6 or above.
The Wikkit song will be released on iTunes, under the Wikkit Music LLC label later in September, but you can listen to the non-iTunes version on YouTube here.
And the mega-trendy video of Wikkits in action can be found on YouTube, here. It’s called ‘Can I wikkit?’ Yes you can.
Given the number of very shapely ladies in the video, this hack was tempted to make a joke about LBW (Leg Before Wikkit) but has thought better of it.