IPhone App Eventseeker Taps Into Facebook Data For Event Alerts, Recommendations

Events have been getting plenty of attention from Facebook of late, and now Eventseeker, a new iPhone application from city and event guide provider Wcities, can tap into users’ Facebook profiles and mine information that enables it to suggest events they might be interested in.

Eventseeker allows users to search for events, buy tickets, and follow artists, and when connected with Facebook, the app scans users’ accounts to determine their favorite sports teams, musical artists, events they’ve attended, and artists they follow, as well as scanning the music libraries on their mobile devices, using that information to serve alerts and provide recommendations on upcoming events.

Wcities said users can search events by location, date, venue, artist, and event type, and access photos, videos, and information about events and artists, adding that the app’s database is continuously updated.

Wcities CEO Fraser Campbell said:

Eventseeker adds a completely new dimension to social networking by enabling friends to actually do things together. We’re unlocking the power of Facebook to become truly social. After all, what’s more social than getting a bunch of friends together for a concert, or a baseball game, or dancing at your favorite club?

Readers: Do you use any third-party apps in conjunction with managing your events on Facebook?

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