It's been a good week for official apps on Windows Phone, with NBC Nightly News, FoodSpotting, MTV News, Steven Colbert's The Word, VH1 to Go and probably a few others we missed, it shows that big companies and services are recognizing the increasing popularity of WP7.
Today, StubHub's official free app launched (see their site (opens in new tab)). For those unfamiliar, StubHub is a website where you can buy and sell tickets for just about anything (sports, concerts and theater) at a reasonable price. It's like legalized scalping without the huge markup in price.
The app is simple enough with a nice design. It allows you to have your "favorites" including by venue, search, upcoming events, all events and access to your account. For venues, you even get a nice "seat map", can of course buy tickets right from your phone and in some cases, have the tickets "electronically delivered" making this pretty great if you're already near the venue at the moment but it's sold out. Our only complaint? It's sometimes a little sluggish switching menus, something we think a v1.1 update will address at some point. Now excuse us, we're off to see Bootsy Collins...awww yeah.
Grab it here in the Marketplace. Thanks, Jeremy H., for the tip
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Daniel Rubino is the Editor-in-chief of Windows Central, head reviewer, podcast co-host, and analyst. He has been covering Microsoft since 2007 when this site was called WMExperts (and later Windows Phone Central). His interests include Windows, laptops, next-gen computing, and for some reason, watches. Before all this tech stuff, he worked on a Ph.D. in linguistics, watched people sleep (for medical purposes!), and ran the projectors at movie theaters because it was fun.
Great to see the big companies getting on board. The app experience is better than using the mobile websites in my opinion. Now if we could just get an official app for PayPal, UPS, Nike+ GPS, and Redbox and my wishist will be complete.
this is the third or fourth article in a row where you guys have linked the the nbc nightly news app to the mtv news app. should fix that...
@simbadoggIt's actually on the 2nd time. Regardless, fixed. Thanks.
Froze within seconds of me going through the menus.....
Seems to get choked up when pulling data. Give it a moment to initially load.
Bootsy Collins? Alright now lol have fun!!!!!!
Hi Daniel!I know that this is off topic, but I got an HD7 last year the same day it was launched on Tmobile. And sometimes the scrolling on the home screen as well as other places on the phone gets very jittery. But for the most part it's extremely smooth. Do you know if the mango update will fix this inconsistency? Or did I just get a bad HD7?Thanks for all of the great work here at WPCentral!
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