Eventbrite iPhone App adds Barcode-Scanning Support‎

Eventbrite, one of the world’s fastest growing event ticketing company, today launched the latest version of Eventbrite Easy Entry, a free iPhone application that provides a simple, paperless way to manage event entry. Event organizers can now check in attendees by scanning the 2-D barcodes on Eventbrite tickets directly from their iPhones (barcode scanning powered by Quickmark), eliminating the hassle of manual or otherwise cumbersome and time-consuming processes. Eventbrite also recently announced raised $20 million in Series D funding led by DAG Ventures and new investor Tenaya Capital and previous investor Sequoia Capital also participated. This funding brings th
e San Francisco-based company’s total funding to $29.5 million. 

“This brings a new level of sophistication to events and ties to our mission of arming organizers with technology to make their events as professional and well-run as possible, while remaining affordable and accessible for anyone,” said Kevin Hartz, CEO and Co-Founder of Eventbrite. “The app removes the headaches that come from manual processes and, for both the organizer and attendee, makes for a much quicker and smoother way to get to the good stuff: the event itself.” 

The Easy Entry app pulls an organizer’s guest list from Eventbrite’s servers and allows him or her to easily check in attendees by scanning their ticket barcode, looking up their name, or browsing a digital list.  Check-ins are automatically synced across multiple devices, allowing organizers to seamlessly have multiple entry points for more efficient entry management. All check-in activity immediately updates to the Eventbrite servers, so organizers can instantly leverage Eventbrite’s intelligence, analytics and reporting capabilities to maintain an ongoing and comprehensive view into key reporting metrics.