Todd Salkovitz demonstrates TicketBlast, his app for saving, organizing and sharing ticket stubs from all your memorable activities. Sporting events, concertsâ€¦they all require tickets, and those tickets are the perfect souvenir. But they also end up in a shoebox in the back of your closet. TicketBlast puts them on your iPhone, easily accessible and shareable. Todd talks about the inspiration for the app, its development and some of the possibilities for the future.
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Todd Salkovitz is Product Evangelist for Acclivity, makers of a full line of small business management solutions for companies using Macs or PCs. In his role, Todd works with recommenders including Apple Retail Stores, Apple Specialists, ACNs, Mac User Groups, Consultants, Accountants, and Resellers to help them effectively recommend, sell, and implement AccountEdge accounting software and complimentary products and services, plus web, and mobile apps and accounting integrations. Additionally, he works with the internal sales and marketing teams, call center staff, and global development teams to bring new features and products and services to market, including AccountEdge Cloud, AccountEdge Mobile, Time Tracker, Rerun (recurring billing), integrated online payroll, merchant accounts, and direct deposit, plus iOS solutions for the US, Canadian, UK, and international markets.Find them on Twitter and Facebook.
Todd developed TicketBlast primarily because he couldn’t find an app to help him catalog his shoebox full of ticket stubs. After creating a list in Excel of hundreds of concert, game, movie and show stubs, he thought â€œthere must be an app for thatâ€. After finding none, he decided to do it himself. Taking his expertise from his â€˜day job’ in mobile, web and desktop product management, he wrote the requirements, found a world class design and development team and the result is TicketBlast â€“ an iPhone app that helps you relive the best live events of your life, providing a place to save your shoebox full of ticket stubs and memories and share them with the world on Facebook and Twitter, all while viewing them on your iPhone. You can follow TicketBlast on Twitter and Facebook.
Todd has served as a board member of the Macintosh Accounting Consortium, is a past president and treasurer of MacBus (Macintosh Business Users Society) in Philadelphia, and served as treasurer of DVAA (Delaware Valley Amateur Astronomers).
Todd graduated from Drexel University in Philadelphia, PA (the first university to make owning a Mac a requirement) with a B.A. in Accounting and lives in Bucks County, PA with his wonderful wife and 2 great kids. He loves Philly sports, Philly food, cooking, dark suburban skies, and reality TV with the family when it’s cloudy. His latest passion is learning to play the bass guitar.