Pittsburgh Opera releases mobile app for iOS and Android devices
August 10, 2016
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Pittsburgh Opera has released its first-ever mobile app. The app, which is available for free download in the App Store for iOS devices (iPhones, iPads and iPod Touch) and Google Play for Android devices (including phones and tablets), has a wealth of features. With the Pittsburgh Opera mobile app, users can:
- Learn about upcoming Pittsburgh Opera performances and other events
- Learn about the singers and musicians who will be performing
- View video excerpts of select performances
- Connect to all of Pittsburgh Opera’s social media accounts
- Enhance their experience at the venue, by being able to download the Program Book, check in to the event via social media, see a real-time feed of social media posts about the performance, and more
In addition, the Pittsburgh Opera mobile app offers push notifications which users can choose to opt into, so that they can be alerted to relevant news and offers according to their interests. The app has Geofence capabilities, so that users can receive a ‘welcome message’ when they arrive at the venue for a performance.
“Whether you are attending your first Pittsburgh Opera performance or your hundredth, the free Pittsburgh Opera mobile app is a must-download for anyone coming to see us,” said General Director Christopher Hahn.
The app is powered by InstantEncore, the leading provider of mobile solutions to performing arts organizations around the globe. "We are extremely pleased to partner with the Pittsburgh Opera in launching their mobile app," said Chris Montgomery, CEO of InstantEncore. "They really understand how mobile can help enhance their audience's experience as well as create a direct communication channel between the Opera and audience members."
“We resisted having an app for its own sake”, Pittsburgh Opera Director of Marketing and Communications Chris Cox added. “But this app offers such a wealth of useful tools and features, it was obvious that it will enhance our audience’s relationship with Pittsburgh Opera. Before long, we’ll wonder how we ever got along without it.”