The road is littered with music- and concert-related apps gone bust, but one of the more interesting ones I’ve heard about this year is “Jukely” which just expanded to 10 cities, including Austin, this month.
Like many other apps, “Jukely” provides concert information and ways to buy tickets. But it ties into a user’s musical preferences from iTunes and services such as Spotify, Hype Machine and Rdio while adding an intriguing social element. Facebook, Twitter and address book contacts who use the app might also want to see the same artist perform; “Jukely” recommends shows as well as friends (and friends of friends) who might like to go, then offers the group a simple way to buy tickets through the app. The New York-based company promises it’ll offer ways to earn free concert tickets, gain VIP access to some shows and other perks.
So far, the app is only available for iOS devices
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