Our weekly tech round-up from the world of ticketing and associated industries…
Touch and go
Biometrics company Fingerprint Cards and Flywallet, a biometric wearables technology start-up, are set to collaborate to develop and launch biometric wearable products for the European market. Flywallet has previously built a range of consumer products that support payments, mobility, access and more. Products can be used for secure payments, ticketing and loyalty services and more. The products from Flywallet will now feature Fingerprint’s biometric sensors, software and algorithm.
Virtual museum and attraction tours
Kyoto-based design studio Actual Inc is set to release a new cloud service ‘Whereness’ that will enable users to create and share 360-degree virtual tours and experiences. The service has been designed for museums and cultural attractions among others. After uploading media to the platform, users will be able to plot a route for visitors to follow, embed text and add two-dimensional images in the 360-degree space to help recreate an experience virtually.
Speedy entry with Clear
The NBA’s Atlanta Hawks recently announced a new multi-year partnership with secure identity company, Clear, to provide all ticket-holders with access to a free, dedicated VIP Lane at Gate 6 for expedited entry into all events at State Farm Arena, including Hawks home games. To use the new Clear-backed fast lane, fans will need to download the free Clear app and sign-up.
New look for New York Red Bulls app
The New York Red Bulls app has been updated ahead of the current 2023 season, with a new look, improved functionality and updated utility on matchdays. The Major League Soccer (MLS) club worked with technology provider Everi’s Venuetize platform to create a new, clean design. On matchdays, the functionality will focus on tickets, mobile concession orders, maps and more.