Nokia Beta Labs has released an application called Gig Finder. Gig Finder basically recommends concerts and live music events based on your music tastes and location (location relevance currently available for USA, Canada, UK & Ireland). You can even search for events and purchase the tickets directly from your mobile, which I thought was pretty cool. Gig Finder is currently only available for Nokia S60 5th Edition handsets, and you can find details of this application after the break.
- Easy Search. Quickly find where to find the best concerts & other music events near you. Search by artist, genre, city, venue, specific date, date range or a combination of any.
- Buy Tickets. Direct links connect your mobile to various ticket vendors to conveniently find the best seats & prices.
- Smart Recommendations. Get recommendations for live events and venues based on your music tastes (profile & on device music library) and location.
- Get Directions. See where the event is and how to get there with a direct link from Maps. * Start the Buzz. Share information about the gig to Facebook, SMS, or Email.
- Download Music. Events link directly to the artist pages in Nokia Music Store / Ovi Music (when available in your country) so you can preview or download music before or after seeing your favourite artists live.
- We will continue to improve and develop the Gig Finder experience in other ways, such as working with our server to make the recommendations ever more relevant to your tastes. Also note that the recommendations will improve and become more focused the more you use Gig Recommender and add favourite artists to your profile. Your feedback is in very welcome to help us make this an app you will want to continue to use to get you closer to the music and artists you love.