Ominocity Launches Facebook-Driven Event Listings

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Tips for event promoters and venues

Since our launch, we’ve worked hard to make Ominocity your go-to guide for concert and event listings in Saskatoon. We manually added each and every event to our database during our first year before developing a semi-automated event system that integrated with Songkick roughly two years ago.

While our previous event system alleviated much of the tedious work of adding events to our database, it typically only picked up events in larger venues so we found ourselves spending a lot of time manually adding events we found on Facebook to complete the list.

Today we are launching a completely new event system that integrates directly with Facebook to populate our event database. Our system will scan your venue’s Facebook page and automatically import any Facebook events you have listed. We’ve already configured our system to scan the Facebook pages of the majority of Saskatoon’s concert venues and it will even pull in the description and featured photo directly from the Facebook event.

Our new event system is now live on our website and iPhone app. Go check it out!

One thing to note: Due to Facebook’s privacy policy we can only automatically import events created by Facebook organization and business pages. Any events created by a personal Facebook profile must be open to the public and can only be manually imported by providing us with the Facebook event URL.

If you would like your venue added for automatic import by our event system or have a personal Facebook event you’d like added, please feel free to contact us to submit your Facebook page or event to our system.