15 May #IdealSeatChallenge – Using Big Data to Make the Big Catch
Announcing the #IdealSeatChallenge
Let IdealSeat help you catch a ball at a game and win a pair of season tickets for the 2016 season!
We will be traveling to all 30 MLB stadiums this summer with one goal– to help fans find the best seats at every stadium in MLB using big data.
It’s Moneyball for fans.
Getting in the game is simple. Download the app, become a member and purchase tickets, and try to catch a ball. If you do, you’ll go down in IdealSeat history!
In addition, there will be the opportunity to meet the IdealSeat team 30-minutes before every game. Follow us on social to find the exact location.
Lear more and spread the word at http://idealseat.com/idealseatchallenge
The spring is in full swing, and the IdealSeat team has been working hard to turn those showers into flowers.
We’ve spent the past month-and-a-half gathering feedback on our beta-version and are excited about latest release of the IdealSeat app that went live yesterday.
You asked for more accuracy and efficiency on our ticket predictions and we’ve more than doubled the size of the database in response.
Fans requested better sorting of sections and more detailed description of our rankings. So we’ve added those features as well.
Finally you’ve given us some great feedback about our membership program, profiles, and data collection. We hear you loud and clear and have those in the works.
IdealSeat brings our “A” game everyday
While building our newest features, we also had a little time to compete in a Seattle-based technology competition for startups, and thanks to the support of the fans, we were crowned champion!
IdealSeat Wins Feature Friday:
— Jon Lawrence (@MPGjon) May 2, 2015
IdealSeat Featured in Newsday:
We were also lucky enough to work with Newsday journalist, Anthony Rieber, of NY, who asked us “where are the best seats for Mets and Yankees fans to catch a foul ball?”
Check out Anthony’s great piece here:
[Photo Credit: AP / Charlie Riedel]