In the social-tech age we live in today, its common for all of us who live socially connected have garnered the titles, badges and stickers via “checking in”. We check into venues, TV shows, music and movies using Apps and services like GetGlue and FourSquare. Sure these all play to our vanity or knack of collect things, but what are we actually getting back?
Viggle is a rewards-based loyalty program for television allows for users to check into TV shows to get real world rewards like gift cards, movie tickets and music.
Users will gain points by checking into the shows they watch(even news shows) and will be able to redeem their points for real rewards with companies like Fandango, Hulu Plus, Burger King and Sephora. Users will also be able to covert their points and turn them into charitable donations.
Viggle will automatically work with more than 100 channels and they are also collaborating with several networks and production companies to create show-specific engagements. They will posses the ability to engage viewers with content, polls and quizzes in real-time and reward them for their loyalty.
The App will of course come complete with syncing up with both Facebook and Twitter so that viewers may engage in conversation.
Though this service is not live yet, they are only taking requests for invites on their website. According to a press release today, the company announced that this service would be available for download soon (and for free) in the iTunes App Store for all iOs devices. Versions for iPad, Android and Web will become available shortly after.