March 14, 2010
Do you have a band and wish there was a better way to connect with fans and sell tickets? Mobile Roadie offers a platform that lets anyone build their own iPhone or Android app in minutes. Users can upload music, video, photos, news, and concert schedules and manage the app’s content via MoRo’s CMS.
But Mobile Roadie is not just for musicians; the app works equally well for athletes, sports teams, authors, schools, movies, radio stations, bloggers, politicians, conferences, TV shows, and celebrities—anyone trying to build and connect with a fan base or attract new customers.
Once you sign up with Mobile Roadie, you’re given a login to start creating your app. After it’s approved by MoRo, fans will see your name and icon in the iTunes App Store or Android Market and will be able to download your app to their device. You can update the app’s content whenever you like. Mobile Roadie is continually releasing new features and functionality, which will be automatically delivered to you every month or so.
Here’s how the Santa Monica, CA-based company explains Mobile Roadie’s features:
“For music and media, you can stream to your users as much music, video, and photos as you’d like. If you have events or shows, you can promote them with a link to buy tickets. If you sell products, you can link to any e-commerce website.”
Once your app is live, you can generate buzz by tweeting about it, putting the Mobile Roadie fan wall widget on your MySpace page or your website, and use the app to talk to your fans. You can even make money from Mobile Roadie by charging users to download and install the app, selling your music inside the app via iTunes (or 7Digital for the Android version), sell concert tickets from the app, and link the app to a website that sells your merchandise.
Mobile Roadie is $499 for the set-up plus $29 a month for up to 1,000 fans. After that, there is a charge of one cent per month for each additional fan who installs the app.
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