SuperGlued understands that concert apps are inherently social; they’re designed to get you out of the house, for starters.
The difference with SuperGlued, which mirrors the web-based service by the same name, is that it promotes conversation about the concert at hand, so in that sense, it’s a social media network unto itself.
Some aspects of the app could use a little work, though. The calendar, arranged and sortable by day, surely does not display every show happening around town (only 12 shows listed for a particular Tuesday night in all of New York City?), and its “Recommended” page didn’t match up well with what we were looking for.
But if you’re lucky enough to find your desired show — or, by chance, you managed to come upon a show you’re interested in but didn’t know about — SuperGlued does make it easy to post photos, tweets and videos about and from the show, which is much of the battle where this app is concerned.
It syncs with Facebook, Twitter, and Foursquare so you don’t need to repost everything everywhere, and users can “favorite” fellow concert-goers in order to follow their showgoing and shared media. Adding friends is also an option from your groups of Facebook, Twitter, Foursquare, and email pals.
Perhaps the most unique inclusion here is the festival page, which provides festival attendees with a specific hub for communicating and building each others’ excitement level. Users can post their personal festival schedules, find out where their friends are, research the artists who are playing, and view recommendations of who to check out.
We love these features, but as of this writing, only two festivals (Barcelona’s Primavera Sound Festival and the Newport Folk Festival) were listed. As with SuperGlued’s show listings, the problem here lies with completeness.
Until it gets more comprehensive, the socially-oriented SuperGlued could get lost in the mix.