MIAMI, June 30, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- InList, the revolutionary nightlife and events booking app with access to the top nightclubs, parties, concerts and special events in 45 cities internationally, has officially announced the launch of InList 2.0. After gaining over 100,000 qualified members since launching the original version of the app less than one year ago, creators Michael Capponi and Gideon Kimbrell are ready to reveal an updated version with a brand new web platform.
"As InList's audience continues to expand, we want to ensure that we continue to offer our members the most user-friendly platform possible, while bringing the top events and experiences in every city. InList 2.0 is an enhanced version of the app, and the next step in our evolution." –said Michael Capponi, Co-Founder, InList.
The upgrade, currently available for iOS users, brings new features including live in-app chat with InList's personal concierges; easily navigable calendar offering the ability to select events on future dates with ease; the ability to select arrival time per booking; in-app notification system prompting users about upcoming bookings, pending quotes and messages; and Apple Watch compatibility for push notifications. Last but not least, members can now utilize "I'm On My Way" and "I'm In" buttons, which notify both the venue and personal concierge of the customer's arrival to ensure seamless assistance until the member is "in." An upgrade to InList's Android platform is coming soon.
InList 2.0 also brings other notable announcements for the app including a significant expansion into Southeast Asia; now, top-rated nightclubs and venues in Hong Kong, Macau, Bali, Singapore, Manila, Bangkok and Jakarta have become a part of the InList family offering users traveling to the Far East access to premium parties and events in this dynamic part of the world. The expansion into Asia also served as a part of a larger expansion, which has doubled InList's global availability from 25 cities to 45 cities. InListers can now land in any of 45 cities, find out what's happening that evening—whether it's Fashion Week in Paris or a movie premiere at the Sundance Film Festival—and book it on their mobile phone in a matter of minutes. No phone calls, lines or hassles. Additionally, the new version of the app, which previously only offered VIP table bookings, will now offer nightclub reservations in a range of pricing, meeting the needs of every InList member.
"Borrowing from principles of lean engineering, we stripped away all the fat on the old version of the app using what we have learned about how the end user expects the booking process to occur. Booking nightlife and special events is anything but a linear process. After months of feedback, this new version enables users to secure reservations in a way the client feels most comfortable, with a tech-enabled human element involved with each booking and the assurance of being able to reach a nightlife expert any time with just one tap." –said Gideon Kimbrell, Co-Founder, InList.
In the first few months following its launch in Miami, InList boasted over US$1 million dollars in in-app sales, becoming one of the fastest-growing nightlife mobile apps and is quickly approaching the US$2 million mark. The fast-paced growth has only served to motivate additional enhancements and offerings, with plans to expand further across the globe, including upcoming national launches in Chicago and Washington D.C. later this summer.
What's New In This Version – Apple App Store
- Live, in-app chat with user's personal concierge;
- "I'm On My Way" & "I'm In" buttons that notify both the venue and user's personal concierge of user's arrival to ensure seamless assistance until the member is "in"
- Highly navigable calendar; ability to select future dates with ease;
- Easily select arrival time for each booking;
- Preview curated events in top global destinations with an easy to use interface without having to select a particular city;
- In-app notification system letting users know about upcoming bookings, pending quotes and messages;
- Apple Watch compatibility for push notifications;
- Nightclub bookings in all price ranges;
InList is a members-only mobile app that curates the hottest events and venues nightly in cities including New York, Miami, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Aspen, London, Paris, Milan, St. Tropez, Ibiza, Stockholm, Moscow, Tel Aviv, Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Bali, Sao Paulo, Monte Carlo, Sydney, Hong Kong, Punta del Este, and St. Barths. InList can be utilized as a best-in-class travel guide, with capabilities to book tables and purchase tickets to exclusive events with an in-app concierge at your fingertips. VIP members can utilize InList Access, a special events section that offers an opportunity to seamlessly purchase tickets for coveted experiences such as championship sporting events, awards shows, charity galas, worldwide music festivals, and more. The app's reservation platform makes booking upscale nightlife and special event reservations easier than ever. Currently the app recommends over 350 exclusive venues across its 45 cities. Mr. Capponi and Mr. Kimbrell have assembled a worldwide network of top club owners and promoters, including Mark Baker, Roger Michael, David Koskievic, Roman Fortunato and Luciano Mancini, who assist with the curation process and assure each reservation goes off without a hitch. Since it's launch, InList's prestigious global events have been attended by Katie Holmes, Lenny Kravitz, Brooklyn Decker, Paris Hilton, DJ Alesso and Jamie Foxx. InList has been featured in InTouch Weekly, Elite Traveler and Maxim Online and mentioned in Forbes, Wall Street Journal, Mashable and more. More information is available at www.inlist.com.