Knowing that it's all fluffy happy Open Source is Nice to Know, but shouldn't be the First And Most Significant Selling Point.
Post based on one of my popular early HN comments:
"Please Forward to Marketing: How to present your products to customers (or would-be customers)"
Alf.io is a free and open source event attendance management system, developed for event organizers who care about privacy, security and fair pricing policy for their customers.
It features an ecosystem of tools to cover the lifecycle of an event from ticket distribution, to event management, to reporting.
It's difficult when you're deeply immersed in a project or product, but "ticket" can have many meanings, from issue tracking to events to traffic citations to various inter-process communications tools.
The site alfio.netflify.com needs some responsive breakpoints set for mobile as some of the text section widths > 100% on mobile.
Let me know if you need some help :)
The website is generated using hugo, you can find the code along with some basic instructions here: https://github.com/alfio-event/alf.io/tree/master/website
looking forward to your PR :)
Nonetheless, as a result there are many user-friendly alternatives to the few big names available nowadays. But it‘s a slow moving market and it will take some more time for them to win the trust of large organizers. I am sure, though, the change _will_ come.
I sadly bet that this is more a business issue than a technical issue.
Live Music is a loss leader for alcohol sales.
95% of the gate goes to the acts, and some of the alcohol depending on whether you are jimmy buffet or not.
Like 3rd party insurance, no one is really in a position to care about the ticket experience or expense.
The artist cares about getting the right venues and the right tour routing.
The venue cares about getting the right artists with the right age groups.
And thanks to vertical integration a company that owns the largest ticket service, manages acts, manages tours and owns festivals, nightclubs AND arena venues... well, ticketing is doing just fine.
There's no one really to leverage a new solutions.
source: friend was former ceo of tickets.com
You are right about angular. We already have done 50% of the work, as we have the "customer" facing part done in angular 8 (https://github.com/alfio-event/alf.io-public-frontend).
In the next release (M3) we will convert the "admin" part too (we are targeting a new frontend built with angular material) :)
I guess it will fit some people's use cases, but my impression of Java is that refactoring anything, like changing from Stripe to some other payment provider, will take months.
And Revolut's business API: https://github.com/alfio-event/alf.io/blob/master/src/main/j...
So adding new payment methods can't be that difficult
So don't take the time to develop a feature as a 100% full time work :)