The 28 July 2015 Imagine Dragons concert at the EnergySolutions Arena in Salt lake City, Utah, is sold out, but all is not lost for those fans still wishing to attend. An innovative new iOS application created in Utah called Time Machine may provide a way for concert goers to still obtain tickets to the event.
Service Has Its Benefits
Time Machine encourages users to champion awareness for various charities by participating in different activities and sharing their experiences through social media venues using designated hashtags. In return, they accumulate points that enable them to have a chance at winning prizes funded by Time Machine’s corporate partners. Lindsay Hadley, co-founder of Time Machine, explained, “The way it works is that these challenges are experiential, connecting you to the cause. You are pushing out their hashtags, so the charities gain awareness and it allows you to get behind a brand that doesn’t require your wallet.”
Each activity is designed to be completed in a certain amount of time. The time that it takes for a user to complete an activity is added to his or her minute totals which are used to determine the drawings that he or she is eligible. Hadley further explains that the application equates time with a form of currency. And, according to the Deseret News article, “there are also some challenges that focus on users’ personal health, like taking and sharing a picture of the sunset with specified hashtags.” An example of a longer activity that would be given a 60 minute completion time would be dropping off a cancer childcare package at a local hospital and posting an image of the package on social media using the hashtags #ItsTime and #myTRFvoice.
The #ItsTime Campaign
The “It’s Time” campaign features tickets to the 28 July Imagine Dragons concert as a prize, all the while focusing on supporting and improving the lives of children who have rare and critical illnesses. The campaign will help to raise awareness for the Tyler Robinson Foundation, the Progeria Research Foundation, Sophie’s Place, and 20 additional smaller charities. Users can also qualify for other prizes such as: a single meal, a week’s worth of meals or a month’s worth of meals from Costa Vida; a red or blue Phoenix 2 bluetooth speaker; an Arvo watch; or a set of Jaybird Bluebud X Premium Secure Fit Wireless Buds.
The Time Machine campaigns are open to anyone with an iPhone and a social media account that uses hashtags. Users of Android devices will be able to download the app in September. Time Machine is available in the App Store on iTunes.