Launches Mobile App To Simplify Event Listing and Discovery
The advent of technology, especially with the growing mobile phone usage has revolutionised how people access events and services. With the projected global mobile phone user count expected to reach 18.22 billion by 2025, mobile ticketing has emerged as the primary choice for event organisers and professionals seeking to host events or provide services. Over the past few years, there has been a significant surge in the adoption of mobile ticketing in Nigeria as more and more people opt for event-access through their smartphones. According to Statista, the event tickets market is projected to show an annual growth rate of 5.37%, resulting in a projected market volume of US$165.20m by 2027. Besides mobile ticketing, the events industry appears to be teeming with innovative solutions.
Enter Knit, an event discovery and event listing app, with social networking and ticketing features tailored to individual interests and locations. By combining its location-based event discovery technology and interest-based recommendations, Knit enables people to discover free and paid events, exciting activities and people with similar interests through its user-friendly platform. It eliminates challenges such as missing tickets or long queues, as the app automatically generates QR codes for easy event admission. Moreover, its analytics feature provides insights into consumer preferences around event style, timing and more.
As consumers continue to seek more efficient and convenient ways to experience these events, Knit’s weather forecast and facility listing features allow event organisers to determine the best days to host their event and even find the right facilities to provide excellent hosting services. Its social networking features like chat, voice recording, video sharing etc, lets event lovers share their event experience through in-app messaging, videos and more. Service providers are also catered to, as the app allows users to list themselves as experts, showcasing their skills and portfolios, promoting business services to a niche audience, and maintaining top-of-mind awareness.
Speaking at the launch, Fela Bank Olemoh, the co-founder for Knit said, "We have a truly world class app and we are more than thrilled to introduce the app to Nigeria and beyond. Our goal is to further simplify the process of both organising and attending events. However, our mission extends beyond the event themselves; it has always been about fostering meaningful connections within local communities. With Knit, we have an app that allows individuals to efficiently create or discover events, secure tickets to their favourite shows and establish meaningful connections.
Bank-Olemoh further emphasised that the app was born out of an understanding of the pain points within the events industry and a resolve to proffer solutions through distinctive features which allows event organisers to create events and sell out tickets fast. Hinting at Knit’s projected international expansion, he said, “Knit is changing how people discover and list both free and paid events in Nigeria but we have our eye set on the global market.We have a groundbreaking solution that we aim to introduce worldwide, spanning from London to Canada and beyond.”
By seamlessly integrating people, interests, and events, Knit stands out as a game-changer, effectively combining features that have completely changed the way people experience events and connect with like-minded individuals. Since its launch on both the Play Store and App Store, the app has garnered glowing reviews, pointing to its success and exceptional features.