PRESS RELEASE: “FanSnap® Named to PC World’s ‘Best Products of 2009′”
PALO ALTO, CA — 10/28/09 — FanSnap®, the largest live event ticket search engine for fans, today announced that it has been named to the “PC World 100: Best Products of 2009”.
“The FanSnap team is proud to have PC World name the FanSnap ticket search engine as one the best products of the year,” said Mike Janes, CEO and co-founder of FanSnap. “Our focus remains on continually making it faster and easier for fans to find the exact sports, theater, and concert tickets they desire, while at the same time helping ticket providers to efficiently find those fans.”
In announcing the winners, the PC World Editorial Team noted they “…looked at many outstanding hardware, software, sites, and services this year, evaluating each one on its design, functionality, performance, and impact. Here is the cream of the crop, the 100 best of 2009.”
Janes added, “As a new service, to be included among such truly useful products and services as the Apple iPhone 3GS and App Store, Google Voice, Twitter, Facebook, Mint, and Microsoft Bing – all brands that we truly admire – is a tremendous honor.”
FanSnap, which launched in March 2009, currently displays detailed, ticket-level results from dozens of ticketing providers, with listings totaling over twelve million sports, theatre and concert tickets and thirty thousand events. The FanSnap ticket search engine has several industry-first features, the most prominent being its patent-pending dynamic FanSnap Maps(SM), which help fans to:
— Determine at-a-glance the ticket price range by section, using colored “heat map” markers
— Zoom into the interactive maps, and see the ticket offers from numerous providers placed in clearly labeled rows
— View at-a-glance the “Best Values” – the lowest price tickets available in key areas of the venue, easily identified as blue stars on the FanSnap Maps
Coincidentally, this recognition comes at that point in the year when live event ticket searches are at their peak, as fans search for World Series tickets, NFL tickets, NCAA Football tickets, NBA tickets, NCAA Basketball tickets, NHL tickets, concert tickets, as well as theater tickets – particularly Broadway tickets.
In August, FanSnap®, was named winner of the “Most Innovative New Search Engine” category of the Search Engine Watch (SEW) Awards 2009 at the prestigious Search Engine Strategies Conference.
FanSnap.com is the live event ticket search engine for fans. Our mission is to provide the most comprehensive, accurate, fast and easy-to-use resource for fans to find and compare tickets they desire to sports, concerts, and theatre events. FanSnap provides free ticket search results for dozens of the leading ticket providers, including TicketNetwork, StubHub, RazorGator, Las Vegas Tickets, Gold Coast Tickets, eBay, Barry’s Tickets, AllShows.com, and Ace Ticket. Our detailed ticket-level search results are made possible by the combination of strategic industry partnerships and systems integration, as well as our FanSnap TicketData(SM) systems and patent-pending dynamic FanSnap Maps(SM). Palo Alto, CA-based FanSnap was founded in 2007 and is funded by General Catalyst Partners and Highland Capital Partners.