eSeats -- free app for booking tickets helps you find nearby events

To tell you the truth, there's not much of a need for this app here in rural Iowa. But if you're in the market for tickets to events and entertainment, eSeats Tickets may well be, er, the ticket. It has a neat feature that lets you find events near you, and lets you book premium concert, sports and theater tickets. You can also search for a particular event. Note, however, that these are tickets sold on the "secondary market," and the price can be higher or lower than the face value of the ticket. There are versions for both the iPhone and iPad.

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Jim Karpen holds a Ph.D. in literature and writing, and has a love of gizmos. His doctoral dissertation focused on the revolutionary consequences of digital technologies and anticipated some of the developments taking place in the industry today. Jim has been writing about the Internet and technology since 1994 and has been using Apple's visionary products for decades.