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Eventgrabber

World's First Event Matcher


Tiny
Published 02/29/2012 and rated Ratingstars4 4 out of 5 stars
by Robyn Valenzuela
What can you use the app for?

Eventgrabber is an application that can help users discover the kinds of event that they like to attend. It also helps event planners and hosts to promote and advertise their event to its user base. Eventgrabber recommends events based on survey and past events that a user has attended in the past. It has a proprietary search engine that intelligently recommends these events to its users. This makes finding something to do fast, easy and convenient. Users can also post their upcoming events onto their Eventwall at Eventgrabber. Eventmanager allows users to edit any events that they themselves have posted onto the site. Event organizers can also advertise their upcoming events through the Showcase Creator editor. Also the Showcase Creator can help users buy and sell tickets. Eventgrabber also integrates with Facebook so users can advertise tickets to their events through their Facebook network as well.

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What is the history and popularity of the app?

Eventgrabber started out in 2010. They are based out of Orlando, Florida. Antoine Bell and Tekeren Walker are listed as employees. TK was a former Lockheed Martin Engineer who used to have a blog where he shared his events and activities with his friends. From that he realized that everyone seems to like and enjoy different things, so why not create a service that delivers to them the types of events that they'd enjoy personally? That is how Eventgrabber started.

What are the differences to other apps?

Eventgrabber is unique in how it promotes particular events to its members. It really tries to only mention the kinds of events that are relevant to the user and blocks the rest. This is appealing to promoters since it is a very direct and targeted marketing mechanism. Eventgrabber's integration with Facebook also makes it an event aggregator tool that is more comprehensive and unique than a lot of other similar products.

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How does the web app look and feel to use?

Eventgrabber is designed in a polished manner and the site is full of fresh colors and a clean layout. The site is very responsive and there were no bugs, dead links or responsiveness issues noted during the trial. Eventgrabber seems to be an excellent way for users to find fun things to do and promoters to get the word about their event to the audience who cares. The only downside is that a lot of the events are central to the Orlando, Florida area which is where the Eventgrabber team is located. So for those who are not close to Orlando, it can seem strange that the site is recommending events from that area to them.

How does the registration process work?

Registering for Eventgrabber is easy enough. The application requests a user to input their first name, last name, setup a username and password and accept the site's terms & conditions and privacy policy. Users can also login with their Facebook or Twitter accounts.

What does it cost to use the application?

Eventgrabber is completely free for users who are using it just to connect to the events that they like. For promoters, the service comes in different price ranges, starting at $79 plus $2.99 for each day of the event. If an event organizer wants online ticketing, Eventgrabber will charge the organizer $0.99 plus a 2.5 percent fee on each ticket sold.

Who would you recommend the application to?

If anyone has ever wondered what there was to do that weekend or wanted to get in touch with the local scene, then Eventgrabber is an excellent tool. It will be exciting to see this application develop since right now it seems to be an Orlando focused app. As it expands its focus it could easily be recommended to anyone.

  • EventGrabber recommends events for its users
  • EventManager lets event planners advertise and promote their site on EventGrabber.com
  • Users can broadcast their event itenerary
  • EventGrabber can also support the buying and selling of tickets online


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