Find an Event and Buy a Ticket with Applauze
The handy app Applauze integrates event-searching and ticket-buying.
With iconic music venues like Oakland’s Fox Theater and Berkeley’s Greek Theatre, imagination-capturing museums like the Chabot Space & Science Center, and classic sporting arenas like the O.Co Coliseum, the East Bay is a great place to catch a show, learn about the universe, or cheer on your favorite team. But who has time to pore through dozens of websites and other media to find the most appealing events in the first place? Applauze makes the whole process less time-consuming and more seamless.
Applauze is a free download available for Android and iOS that helps you discover, plan, and attend local events that are the most interesting to you. The app populates tickets directly from artists and venues and resale tickets from a national network of brokers. Much like the popular StubHub service, Applauze also offers a way to find and buy sold-out tickets, so you will often see real-time prices based on demand and availability.
In addition to the experiences you have to pay for, Applauze can help you discover free local events, such as karaoke night at your favorite neighborhood watering hole. You can usually find these under the Community section. Applauze provides sorting options to help you narrow in on specific event types such as music, sports, and theater, or you can search for something specific.
Applauze also comes in handy when you’re traveling in a new city. Using the built-in GPS in your phone, it can show you what is going on near your hotel, so you can spend less time researching what to do and more time enjoying your trip.
Applauze displays the total, final price of any given ticket. Fees and surge pricing are already represented, so tickets may seem more expensive than with other outlets such as Ticketmaster. A head-to-head comparison confirms that the actual out-of-pocket expense for tickets purchased through Applauze is comparable with StubHub, but in some cases, a direct purchase through the venue is a better deal.