Mumbai: Bookmyshow has announced the launch of its ticket booking application for BlackBerry smartphones. This first of its kind application will allow BlackBerry smartphone users in India to book tickets conveniently, within few simple clicks while on the move.
The application can be used on all non-touchscreen BlackBerry smartphones handsets with a 4.6v minimum operating system. Compatible handset models include BlackBerry Bold 9000, BlackBerry Bold 9650, BlackBerry Bold 9700, BlackBerry Curve 8350i, BlackBerry Curve 8520, BlackBerry Curve 8530, BlackBerry Curve 8900, BlackBerry Pearl 3G BlackBerry Pearl 8220, BlackBerry Pearl 8230 and BlackBerry Tour 9630.
Commenting on the new BlackBerry Application, Ashish Hemrajani, Founder-CEO of Bigtree Entertainment says, “Bookmyshow is constantly introducing technology that revolutionizes the way people buy movie tickets. The Bookmyshow application for BlackBerry smartphones will provide users with an easier option of catching up on the latest in entertainment by booking tickets, anywhere, anytime, on the go! Bookmyshow.com is confident that the new application will receive an overwhelming response from movie buffs – Bookmyshow loyalists and potential users, alike. Keeping a close watch on the pulse of the market has helped us assess and adapt to changing customer requirements. The objective is to empower customers with the benefits of cutting-edge technologies that are at par with global practices.”
BlackBerry subscribers will be able to download the free app by visiting Bookmyshow website and clicking on the applications page tab. The customer can enter his mobile number in the text box and receive a link to download app via SMS. It can also be downloaded from BlackBerry App World.
According to a study by the market research and consultancy firm on everything mobile, Research2guidance, Smartphone owners worldwide downloaded more than 3.8 billion mobile applications in the first six months of 2010, compared to 3.1 billion in all of 2009. The ever increasing usage of smart phones in the country has the social networking websites such as Facebook & Twitter witnessing a spiral growth in usage through the mobile phones. With the new application launched by Bookmyshow.com, the online movie ticketing industry is on course to witnessing similar growth on the mobile.
Bookmyshow recently launched Prebooking on Facebook via an application called ‘Ticket Buddy’ and also on Bookmyshow.com, which allows customers the option of advance booking of movie tickets, much before the plans open in cinemas. The initiative has been a phenomenal success and has garnered rave reviews from the film industry and movie buffs.
Users will soon also be able to pre-book tickets via the Blackberry Application, and also buy tickets for events other than movies – concerts / Sports / Plays, etc.Bookmyshow.com is the leading entertainment ticketing portal in the country, with a 90% market share. It is also one of the top five transacted websites in the country, with sales peaking over 1 million tickets, and customer spends of over Rs.100 million, on an average every month. Bookmyshow.com has ticketed for over 750 screens across 86 cities and has partnerships with all major Indian production houses and studios with real time ticketing for most major cinema chains.