If you are getting board on lazy weekends, you can search for nearby events on Google maybe you will find your favorite celebrity performing nearby. Sounds unreal but Google is launching a new technology in its search app that allows you to find concerts, art exhibits, lectures, festivals, meetups, sporting events, and more which are happening nearby, either now or in the future.
Google says it’s rolling out this new feature now because it sees millions of daily search queries related to finding local events and activities. However, Facebook is already dominating in this feature with almost 100 million people using this feature on Facebook daily. Facebook page owner keep running a list of their upcoming events, Facebook users which are subscribed to the page can mark as interested in attending, or click to indicate they’re going. Event activity then populates back to the News Feed, giving the events the potential to virally spread among users’ friends as they can see these preferences on the news feeds.
How event search will work on Google:
Reportedly the company has brought this feature on the mobile app for Android, iOS and mobile web in US and not yet planed for its international expansion. Users can search for the events with location and application will show them a list of the events. In this list, they will find different events and can choose preferences such as today, tomorrow, next week. For instance, you have searched jazz concerts in Austin” or “art events this weekend.” You will get a list of all the related events and from the top strip you will be able to select the day. You can also trigger the events results to appear by typing in “events near me” into search.
At launch, Google has pulled in data from Eventbrite, Ticketmaster, SeatGeek, Meetup, Vividseats, Jambase, LiveNation, Burbio, Allevents.in, Bookmyshow.com, StubHub, Bandsintown, Yext and Eventful. Google will expend this list to give its users best results. For some events, you will get a registration link and for some others you will be redirected to integrated application to book tickets when you will click on details of the event.
So now you can turn your boring weekend to a rocking weekend with Google search. by searching and attending events nearby you or if you are making plans for the weekend you can now include some amazing events around you.