Brian Little and Adam Porter, co-founders of the mobile app, GameDate.
Everyone wants to go to the next big game or concert, but nobody wants to go there alone.
That’s where a duo of Ticonderoga businessmen come into play.
Brian Little has teamed with Adam Porter to create a mobile application that allows those seeking a date for a sports, concert or other ticketed event to both find seats to the game and someone to sit next to them call GameDate, which they expect to launch this week for Apple and Android mobile devices.
“I sat down with Adam, created a concept and partnered with Majestyk Apps out of New York City, who just won an IBM mobile design contest,” Little said. “We also partnered with Seat Geek, a site that funnels all of the pricing information from the different ticket web sites into one area for any seat.”
The application comes in two parts. First, those who download the app and register will be sent into the dating portal, where they can select their preferences.
“It is similar to the Tinder application,” Little said. “You can flip through a group of people and every person you invite gets a push notice. If they accept the invitation, then they will be able to message between each other and if there are multiple people accepting, you will be able to message and say which person you have decided to go with.”
Once a potential date has been located, the app will take users to the ticket market, where they will be able to find seats for the sporting event or show they are interested in.
Little said while the name of the app brings sporting events to mind, the program will work for, “anything you can get a ticket for.”
“The live event circuit will be a much bigger industry then just sports,” Little said. “If you want to meet someone from Saratoga and go to a concert at SPAC with them, you can do that through this app. We call it Tinder with a purpose.”
Little and Porter have received the patent for the app, which Little said has a lot of potential.
“There are many different aspects of the app that can bring a lot of interest to the market,” he said. “We will be making money off the app the day it launches. We will have sponsored events and teams or arenas can pay to be on that list, along with a pop-up for a main sponsored event. We will also be getting a 50-50 split on revenue from all tickets sold with Seat Geek, which is good because we plan to be selling them two at a time.”
Little said local visitors to the app or web site (joingamedate.com) will notice a “touch of home,” as the design takes it cue from the hometown Ticonderoga High School team colors of purple and white.
For more information, visit the web site at joingamedate.com.
Photo by Keith Lobdell