Pogoseat Releases its API and Self-Service Client Dashboard

Since we started selling upgrades in late 2012, Pogoseat has strived to hone and evolve its upgrade experience to be slick, easy todash-mobile_iphone6_silver_side2 use and to provide the best experience possible for event-goers. By integrating with various ticketing systems, we have been able to automate the upgrade flow for teams, venues and their fans, making the process streamlined and fully reconciled on the backend.

Now Pogoseat is opening up its upgrade platform for any entity that wants to offer upgrades. Ticketing systems and third party vendors can integrate with the Pogoseat API to offer fully streamlined seat upgrades to their downstream client teams and venues.

In addition to a new API, Pogoseat has released a client dashboard that can be used to facilitate inventory upload as well as event creation. It also offers the ability to customize our embeddable upgrade application. Within just minutes, any event can offer seat and VIP upgrades using the dashboard plug-and-play tools.

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CLICK HERE to learn more about the Pogoseat API.

CLICK HERE to learn more about the Pogoseat Dashboard.

For more information or a to see a demo, please email sales@pogoseat.com.

Launching VIP Upgrades with Red Light Media

Pogoseat  and Red Light Media have partnered to bring VIP upgrades to the “Evolution of an Artist” concert series, astone cleanfeaturing with critically acclaimed musician and Washington native Allen Stone! The 5-concert event will recreate Allen’s rise as a live performer in the Seattle Music scene starting with one of the first venues Allen ever played back in 2008, the 450 capacity Triple Door on April 13th, to headlining the majestic Paramount Theatre on April 18th. Each show will include other up and coming local Seattle bands as well. Click here to purchase tickets:

The VIP upgrade packages will include tickets to the show, a meet & greet with Allen Stone, sound check access and autographed merchandise. VIP upgrades will be available one week prior to the respective concerts but supplies are limited so make sure to download the app and signup for notifications!

To signup for notification and to purchase VIP upgrades when available, download the Pogoseat app, select ‘Concerts’ and then choose the specific Allen Stone event that you plan to attend.

Apple download link

Android download link

Playing Musical Chairs with the Jazz

mobileWe are excited to announce that we have partnered with the Utah Jazz to provide seat upgrades for fans at EnergySolutions Arena. Upgrades will be available directly from the Utah Jazz Mobile App as well as on jazz.pogoseat.com.

The highlight of this season for the Jazz has been Gordon Hayward. After signing a max contract, the 6’8 small forward is proving that he can flat out ball. The Jazz are in the process of developing a young team led by Hayward, Derrick Favors and rookie, Trey Burke. Playing in an always tough Western Conference, the Jazz are looking to get into rhythm this season and poise themselves for success in the years to come.

Jazz fans are known to be some of the most loyal in the NBA and the EnergySolutions Arena has a reputation to get rocking during Jazz home games. The seat upgrade feature will help them get closer to the action and watch their favorite players from close proximity.

To learn more about Jazz upgrade availability and to sign up for upgrade notifications, you can visit the Jazz upgrade page by clicking here.

Upgrades Fit for Kings

After a fast start, the Kings now find themselves in the middle of the Western Conference pack and are on pace to easily outperform last year’s 28-win season. Rudy Gay and emerging star Demarcus “Boogie” Cousins are each averaging over 20 points per game, meanwhile speed demon Darren Collison is playing the best basketball of his career with 15.9 points and 7 assists per game.

While the Kings create excitement on the court, they are also creating excitement by offering fans seat upgrade opportunities via Pogoseat. Starting tonight, Kings fans will  have the opportunity to upgrade their seats before and during Kings home games. This is an exciting time to kickoff upgrades as the Kings host the playoff contender Suns and Thunder as well as Lebron and the Cavs in January.

To learn more about Kings upgrades and to signup for upgrade notifications, you can visit the Kings upgrade page.

To see upgrade options now, click here!

Pistons Upgrades – Team & Technology

The Detroit Pistons are poised to make a playoff run this year this season after securing solid player talent during the off-season. Led by Josh Smith, Andre Drummond, Greg Monroe and Brandon Jennings, the Pistons are well equipped to be a powerful force in the Eastern Conference.

Not only do Pistons fans have a lot to look forward to on the court, they also have access to some new technological features that will enhance their in-game experiences. In early November, the 4th and final stage of the Palace renovation will be complete, featuring the installation of a new center court high-definition “Palace360” scoreboard system, upper-level endzone boards with game statistics, LED ribbon boards encircling the lower-level and upper-level fascia, arena tunnel entrance digital displays, and audio system enhancements.IMG_2804_iphone6_silver_side2

The Pistons and Pogoseat have teamed up improve the in-game upgrade system. In addition to being able to purchase seat upgrades via the Pistons mobile app, fans will also be able to purchase an assortment of exciting VIP upgrades. Getting a visit from the cheer team or dancers, hanging at the players bench pre-game and/or taking a shot on the court after game are all examples of VIP upgrades that will be available for purchase.

Pistons experience upgrades will go on sale 24 hours prior to the start of each home game but act quick because some of them have a limited supply available!

To learn more about the Pistons upgrade program and to signup for upgrade alerts, visit the Pistons upgrade page.

 

Ducks Are Hunting This Season!

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The Anaheim Ducks are off to a fast start this season, earning a 3-1 record over their first 4 games. The Ducks are favored by many to win the Pacific Division and are set to make another run for the Stanley Cup. Getting to the cup won’t be easy and they will likely have to face their cross-town rivals, the LA Kings, and/or the Chicago Blackhawks and San Jose Sharks.

The Ducks play their first home game on Friday and face the highly prospected Minnesota Wild. Seat upgrades will be available on the Ducks app which can be downloaded for iOS and Android. To learn more about Ducks upgrades and to signup for upgrade notifications, you can visit the Ducks upgrade page.

App Version 4.0 Released – List View Feature

Screen Shot 2014-08-26 at 1.32.25 PMPogoseat has released an update to its app. The major feature on this update is the incorporation of a list view. Fans can now toggle between our traditional ‘map view’ and our new ‘list view’ when browsing available seat upgrades. Once within the list view, fans can sort seats by pricing or by section enabling them to filter seat upgrade options that best suit their needs and their budgets.

The new release also includes a number of UX styling improvements as well as some improved functionality around account and credit card settings.  Be on the lookout for even more cool features to be available on our next release!

For more information on Pogoseat features and to test our demo, please contact support@pogoseat.com.

VIP Upgrades Launched!

Ever dream about hanging out with your favorite players before the big game? Well now you can! Pogoseat is thrilled to Screen Shot 2014-06-30 at 3.54.40 PMannounce the launch of its VIP Upgrade feature which allows teams to provide unique in-game offerings for their fans.

The options are unlimited for what a team or venue can offer. Seat visits from a cheerleader or from a mascot, kick a field goal before a game or run the bases after one, and ride the zamboni between periods are just a few examples of what’s possible. This service can also be used as a convenience resource getting fans into fast track entrances into games or allowing them to order food  and merchandise right from their seats.

The San Antonio Talons, for example, are giving fans the opportunity to join the team captains for the coin toss and the Cleveland Gladiators are selling field passes paired with autograph packages.

We are excited to see what our partners come up with and to help fans customize their live-event experiences to make them unforgettable!

Pogoseat Releases App Version 3.2

Since releasing our  new app in April, we have continued to make additional improvements which are reflected in our latest release, version 3.2. The new flow will give fans the opportunity to interact with the map to preview available seats before entering their barcode numbers and will have a larger map area to browse during the upgrade selection process.

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Here is a full list of the changes:

1) The login/Signup screen has been removed: users no longer have to decide if they would like to sign-in or proceed as a guest in the beginning of the upgrade flow. Now they  will have the option to sign-in before making the purchase (if not already logged in).

2) The seat preview map is now interactive: users can now browse the seat preview map before entering their barcodes to see prices. This feature will enable fans to see what seats are available before moving ahead in the upgrade process. If a user selects a seat on the preview map, the seat will remain selected after they enter their barcode  so they don’t have to browse to find that seat again.

3) The seat map is now larger: users have more room to browse available seat upgrades before making a purchase. The seat preview image has been converted to a thumb tab which when pressed, expands to display an even larger photo. So users will have a larger map to interact making it easier to find their desired upgrades.

Other minor styling changes and and user experience improvements have been made as well to further improve the app flow for fans. Follow this link to see a video of app flow 3.2.

A TALE OF TWO TEAMS

Playoffs are upon us and two Pogoseat enabled teams are in the hunt. The Golden State Warriors and the Brooklyn Nets both face stiff competition from their respective 3 seeds and here’s how we see their first series going down:

nba-playoffsWarriors vs Clippers – Opener Saturday, April 19th:
These two teams split their regular season wins at 2-2 and many were hoping to see a close-fought battle here. Unfortunately, that may have been sabotaged with the recent Andrew Bogut rib injury. With Bogut out of the lineup Blake Griffen and DeAndre Jordan look to be dominant in the paint and the Warriors will have a much harder time defending against their inside play. However, for anyone who has watched the Warriors enough knows that they often fare best under the toughest circumstances. For them small ball will have to be the name of their game, with the Splash Brothers (Curry, Thompson) leading the charge behind the arc and David Lee working the inside. While it will be tough for the Warriors to bang out 4 wins  we’ve seen them dig deep before and we’re expecting to see a lot of support come from the DubNation fans to help pull off the series win.

Warriors in 7


Nets vs Raptors – Opener Saturday, April 19th:
Brooklyn and Toronto also split their regular season series at 2 and 2. This particular series, however, has a much more volatile outcome. The Nets seem to have wanted this matchup over matching with the Bulls so we will see what they do with it. To win Brooklyn will be looking to successfully run their post offense while the Raptors will be looking to disrupt it. The Nets will need to figure out a way to shut down the perimeter attack of Lowry and DeRozan as well or else they could be in for a rough ride. It will be interesting to see how a team of veteran players match up against youth and talent. Regardless of the outcome it should be a solid series to watch.

Nets in 7