The Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts app is available from the App Store December 2, 2014.

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The Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts app is available for the iPhone starting December 2, 2014. The Dr. Phillips Center app, sponsored by Mears Taxi, creates a mobile entrance to all the events, shows and activities that take place at the Dr. Phillips Center. With support from developer Echo Interaction Group, “DrPhillipsCtr” app allows users to purchase tickets, create a reminder for where they parked, get push notifications of tickets on sale based on their preference of genres of shows, make dinner reservations at Dr. Phillips Center restaurant partner locations and take a snapshot with a Dr.Phillips Center frame for upload to social media.

“As early supporters of helping make the dream of the Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts a reality, it’s exciting to see this community treasure come to fruition,” said Paul Mears III, president of Mears Transportation.  “As our organizations embrace technology to better serve our diverse and growing audiences, we welcome the opportunity for guests to enjoy a wonderful evening at this world-class destination and leave the driving to us.”

“The app makes the arts center mobile,” said Kathy Ramsberger, president and CEO of the Dr. Phillips Center. “Our vision of Arts for Every Life is realized by creating convenient connection points for our guests.”

The ease of purchasing tickets at any time from the app will be a benefit to all users. The Save My Parking Spot will remind them where they left their car when they leave the arts center after a show or event. The Preferred Partners tab allows users to tap a button and call a downtown restaurant for reservations. Dr. Phillips Center members will also enjoy the added benefit of quick access to restaurants that offer members a dining discount. With every generation using social media to document where they are and what they are doing, the app’s photo booth will enable grandparents to share their experience with their children on Facebook, while tweens can tweet and Instagram events they attend at the arts center. The Explore tab gives box office hours and directions to the arts center, along with FAQs and information on theater seating charts and even event rental space information. When users create their own account they can allow notifications for shows on sale within the genre of performing arts they prefer including rock, comedy, family, Broadway and even School of Arts classes.

Carlos Carbonell, CEO of Echo Interaction Group said, “It was natural to partner with the Dr. Phillips Center and contribute to the development of this mobile application. At the core of a thriving community is its commitment to the arts. Technology, design and art are more interlinked than ever, and the Dr. Phillips Center is a legacy project that epitomizes this interdependence. We are proud to have a small part in its success with a tool that will deliver information, convenience and ease of communication to guests of the arts center.”