Smartphone match tickets

Ox4Eva

Active member
#1
As an online purchase of a matchday ticket is a barcode then surely these could be used via a smartphone app?
 

Eaststandboy

Owner
Staff member
#2
Depends on whether the scanners can read phone screens. I thought I read it would be available, this was when the whole print at home thing launched though.
 
#8
Tickets on smartphones are generally QR codes....... I doubt the scanning tech on the turnstiles could cope with anything more than a barcode.
 

OUFCGav

Junior Member
2018-19 shirt sponsor for Jamie Hanson
#10
They would need new readers to be able to reliably read barcodes (whether 1 dimensional like the ones on the current tickets, or 2 dimensional like QR codes) on the screens of mobile devices.
 

Ox4Eva

Active member
#11
They would need new readers to be able to reliably read barcodes (whether 1 dimensional like the ones on the current tickets, or 2 dimensional like QR codes) on the screens of mobile devices.
Surely worth looking at when the time is right.
 

HeyMcAleny

Active member
#12
I had cause to test this last season. I managed to lose my ticket I had printed out, so pulled up the ticket on my smartphone. It was read first time without any trouble.

If you ever have trouble getting something scanned on your phone, make sure the screen brightness is turned up to the max.
 

Ox4Eva

Active member
#13
I had cause to test this last season. I managed to lose my ticket I had printed out, so pulled up the ticket on my smartphone. It was read first time without any trouble.

If you ever have trouble getting something scanned on your phone, make sure the screen brightness is turned up to the max.
So it can be done, really worth looking at.
 

BigCrompy

Active member
2018-19 shirt sponsor for Jamie Hanson
#14
It's been one of the options in the major stadia in Melbourne for a good 3-4 years I would think, and both QR codes and barcodes are commonly read, both on paper and smartphones. I won't say it's entirely without its hitches but it's also quite an impressive feat seeing crowds of upwards of 30000 filing into a ground in a matter of twenty minutes.

The turnstiles still seem to be manned with one staff member each, so whether it's worth United's investment, for crowds averaging 7000 is debatable.
 

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