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Feb. 21, 2014 9:30 am

Ticketleap launches ‘Selfie Tickets’: use your face as your ticket

Ticketleap believes that tickets are for humans, not robots. Snap a photo of yourself and use it as a ticket.

Tickets are for humans, not robots.

That’s the thinking behind Ticketleap‘s new “Selfie Tickets.” Attendees snap photos of themselves and their faces, rather than barcodes, become the tickets.

Try it here.

Selfie Tickets are part of what CEO Tim Raybould is calling “the new Ticketleap.” The new Ticketleap focuses on treating event goers like humans, rather than transactions, according to a company statement

The transformation began when Raybould took over for founder Chris Stanchak. Raybould’s team kept noticing that people weren’t using Ticketleap’s tools.

“We’d go to a Ticketleap event and no one would be scanning tickets at the door with the hot new iOS app we built,” the statement said. “They didn’t have a problem with app, they just weren’t using it. Somehow it didn’t fit them.”

That was because event organizers didn’t want to make attendees feel like transactions, Ticketleap said. They’ve organized their new tools, like their event page designs and the Selfie Tickets, around this philosophy.

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Juliana Reyes

Juliana Reyes began as lead reporter at Technically Philly in July 2012. Previously, she was a city services beat reporter for the Philadelphia Daily News, as part of a project called “It’s Our Money.” She is learning to drive, learning to bike (in the city) but is an expert at taking SEPTA. She grew up in North Jersey and Manila, Philippines but she left the tropics for Bryn Mawr College, where she majored in linguistics. She now lives in West Philly.

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  • Uri Pierre-Noel

    I love the idea! It seems silly at first but as an event planner the applications are endless. Guffaw at your own risk.