In today’s time, everyone wants convenient services, the entertainment industry is not left behind. Whether, it is a movie ticket booking or some event, no longer the people have to stand in the long queues to buy the tickets. Yes, that’s true!

With the advancement in technology, the ticket booking application has seen robust growth in the past years. One of the major reasons for the growth in the industry is the most convenient and hassle-free services. Automation has enormous benefits for both the customers and the theatres. The users need to simply log in to the app and check for the available tickets to book their slots at the comfort of their home only.

As per a report from Statista, the movie ticket booking industry is expected to reach $3 million-plus by the year 2022. Users appreciate that they can find movies they’d like to enjoy and buy tickets with their smartphones, and that’s why the demand for movie ticket apps will keep rising.

Users highly appreciate that they can easily find movies they like to enjoy and buy tickets with the help of their smartphones. Here is a complete blog that shows how to develop an on-demand movie ticketing app with the latest features and details.

An Overview of the Movie Ticket Booking Application

As per research by Grand View Research the global market for the ticket booking industry was $17.98 billion in 2018 but is expected to increase at a CAGR of 6.5% by the year 2025.

  • The financial report says that BookMyShow got 30 million+ downloads with more than 3 billion page views and around 10 million ticket bookings every month.
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  • The increased shift in consumer preference continues to drive growth to movie booking applications.



A look at the Business Model of Ticket Booking Applications 

Here are the most popular monetization models that help you generate an ROI for your application:

1. Advertising

To keep the users engaged, this is the best monetization strategy. It allows the owners to display third-party ads on the application within a given space that allows them to earn commission on every ad clicked.

2. Ticket Booking Commission

 It allows the app owner to earn a commission on each ticket booked by the customers. This offers a good return on investment. 

3. Revenues from Event Management

Besides booking tickets, the application can earn a good amount of revenue from the events management. They can tie up and collaborate with the local event organizers and offer tickets booing on your application. For every ticket booked for the event, the app owner can earn a commission. 

4. Merchandise Distribution 

The apps can partner with different brands to sell their merchandise. 

Many other ways allow the app owners to earn from it and make profits once they develop a ticket booking application for their users. 

Movie Ticket Booking - Popular Industry Players

The popularity of these applications is increasing exponentially as it offers them the ease to purchase tickets instantly without any hassle. There are many top-notch names in the market that you need to consider before developing your on-demand ticket booking application. A few of the names are:

1. BookMyShow 

BookMyShow offers the best destination to book tickets for movies and non-movie options such as events, plays, and sports. It offers many features that allow the user to seamlessly book the tickets.

Here are some of the popular features of the application:

  • Easy booking of a movie ticket, concerts, events, and more.
  • Allows you to go through the reviews and trailers
  • Easy search by the venue, location, and event
  • Allows you to choose from a single screen to multiplexes.

2. Atom Movie Tickets & Time

It is one of the most downloaded applications in the United States that is available on iPhone, iPad, and Web. The app offers unique features such as planning a night with your friends and many other goodies. 

Here are the unique features of the application:

  • Pre-ordering the snacks and drinks before the movie starts.
  • Watch the movie in groups and pay separately for your ticket.
  • Selection of your seat.
  • It supports multiple payment methods such as GPay, Credit/Debit cards, and more. 
  • It allows you to collect and redeem your points whenever you want. 

3. Fandango

With the simple UI/UX, the app becomes extremely simple to use no matter what your age is. The app works well in Canada, the US, and Australia. As the app is easy to use anyone can instantly book a ticket without knowing the application. 

Fandango’s top features:

  • It offers reviews and ratings by the users, so that other users know what kind of movie they are watching.
  • It allows easy access as it has a complete list of your favorite movies.
  • Allows making a movie plan with your friends via iMessage.
  • Several loyalty programs for the trusted customers offer them special discounts. 

Feature to add in your Movie Ticket Booking App

Now we know the popular names in the industry. Let us discuss the features and functionalities you must integrate into your application to stand out from the competitors:

Features for the users

  1. Registration
    The user registration is the first and most crucial step towards submitting all your details such as contact number, name, email, password, etc. The user should also be able to sign in via social media accounts.
  2. Log-in
    Once the user has registered, they can log in via the credentials along with the mobile number and password.
  3. Select Location
    With the multiple options provided to select your city and location, the users can choose their location via GPS. The user is navigated to home screen after they select their location.
  4. Home Screen
    The home screen allows the user to select the ongoing and upcoming shows with the timings and all other details. They can also check the several sports and other events. The user is redirected to the category screen once they tap it. The home screen displays all the offers, deals, details, and more.
  5. Show Listing
    The listing displays all the categories, names, language, venue, and location along with the price of the ticket. 
  6. Book Show
    The users can book the tickets by simply tapping the Book Ticket icon on the application. They can select the show timings, specific hall, their seat via the graphic image displayed on the screen.
  7. Order Summary
    The users can see the order summary consisting of show name and image, date and time, venue name, ticket price, seat number, total price, confirm contact details, etc
  8. Rate 
    The users can review and rate as per their experience. There should be a text box comment for any suggestions by the users. 
  9. Real-Time Booking
    With this feature, the users can book shows at a convenient time and receive an instant booking confirmation.
  10. Payment Options
    There are multiple payment options like net banking, Debit Cards, Credit Cards, PayPal, Braintree, etc.
  11. Download Ticket
    The users should be able to download the ticket once they have booked and the payment has been confirmed. 

Features for Admin 

  1. Login
    The admin can log in via the application with their login credentials.
  2. Dashboard
    It allows the admin to know the total stats about the business performance, listed cinemas, revenue generated, and more.
  3. Manage Users
    Admin can see the active users, add new users, or can edit or remove a user.
  4. Manage Shows
    Admin can see all the listed shows and can filter by various parameters.
  5. Manage Venues
    Admin can manage the show venues, such as the listed cinema theatres, and filter them by the venue, location, date, show-time, price range, etc.
  6. Manage Revenue
    The admin can see total earnings and can filter by date or date range, venue, show, user, or location.
  7. Manage Profile
    Admin here can manage user profiles and can choose to add or delete or edit users.

How much does it cost to develop an app for movie ticket booking?

Well, there is no fixed amount for the on-demand ticket booking app, many factors are affecting the Cost of BookMyShow like App Development:

1. Platform for App Development

2. Design

3. Features of the App

4. The Developers 

In a nutshell

The features that we explained in detail above are common to lead movie ticket booking platforms. To make yourself stand out from the competition, you need to give something innovative in user experience. Hiring an experienced development company that has on-hands experience in developing such projects can make a vast difference. If you have any queries about developing a movie ticket booking application, feel free to reach OZVID.