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Ti app designers bring online dating to arena, stage and field

Brian Little and Adam Porter, co-founders of the mobile app, GameDate.

Brian Little and Adam Porter, co-founders of the mobile app, GameDate.

— Everyone wants to go to the next big game or concert, but nobody wants to go there alone.

That’s where a duo of Ticonderoga businessmen come into play.

Brian Little has teamed with Adam Porter to create a mobile application that allows those seeking a date for a sports, concert or other ticketed event to both find seats to the game and someone to sit next to them call GameDate, which they expect to launch this week for Apple and Android mobile devices.

“I sat down with Adam, created a concept and partnered with Majestyk Apps out of New York City, who just won an IBM mobile design contest,” Little said. “We also partnered with Seat Geek, a site that funnels all of the pricing information from the different ticket web sites into one area for any seat.”

The application comes in two parts. First, those who download the app and register will be sent into the dating portal, where they can select their preferences.

“It is similar to the Tinder application,” Little said. “You can flip through a group of people and every person you invite gets a push notice. If they accept the invitation, then they will be able to message between each other and if there are multiple people accepting, you will be able to message and say which person you have decided to go with.”

Once a potential date has been located, the app will take users to the ticket market, where they will be able to find seats for the sporting event or show they are interested in.

Little said while the name of the app brings sporting events to mind, the program will work for, “anything you can get a ticket for.”

“The live event circuit will be a much bigger industry then just sports,” Little said. “If you want to meet someone from Saratoga and go to a concert at SPAC with them, you can do that through this app. We call it Tinder with a purpose.”

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