But when I started to do some research, I was quickly reminded how Broadway is about 10 years behind every other industry, especially in terms of technology.
I could barely find 10 Broadway or Theater related iPhone apps . . . period!
Sure, there’s the We Will Rock You game, which I’ve written about before, as well the app for BroadwayWorld (BWW is always out front in terms of tech), BroadwayInChicago (offering tickets and schedules for this huge Chicago presenting house), TheaterGlossary (exactly what it sounds like) and BroadwayTube (which has only 1 review with 1 star), and some techie apps (thank you ControlBooth.com).
But that’s pretty much it.
Kind of sad, don’t you think? Especially since apps aren’t going anywhere soon (In fact, their importance may be only increasing as they get a shot at a bigger stage on the new Apple tablet, as discussed in this NY Times article).
So come on all you developers and thinkers out there, let’s brainstorm some Bway apps! And I’m pointing my finger at myself as well, because I want one more than a 6-year-old girl wants a pony, but I haven’t quite cracked a concept either.
So let’s try and crack it together! In fact, here’s a proposal:
Send your ideas for iPhone apps to iPhoneIdeas@davenporttheatrical.com. If I see one I like and make it, we’ll split the profits.
You win, I win, and the biggest winner of all? The business.
Because the goal here is not to make money.
The goal is simply to have enough content for a blog post titled, “The Top 10 Broadway and Theater iPhone Apps!”
As of June 5, 2010, we are no longer accepting iphone application ideas. Thanks for the terrific responses, and do look for our first iPhone application to launch in the summer of 2010!
UPDATED JULY 22, 2010: Our “At The Booth” iPhone App is now available! Entertainment Weekly calls it “The best thing to happen to New York Theater since, well, the introduction of the TKTS Booth!”
Read the announcement post here!
Donwload the app here!
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