New app promising shorter wait times to be tested at Comic-Con

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SAN DIEGO -- Every year, Comic-Con attracts hundreds of thousands of people but what if you didn’t have to stand in the long lines to get in?

A new app makes it possible for users to hire someone to stand in line for them.

“We are like the Uber of lines,” said J’net Nguyen, co-creator of Line Angel.

Just like users request a driver on Uber, Line Angel allows users to request someone via a GPS tracker to go to a location and wait in line for them until they arrive.

“Let's say I’m going to a concert and it's general admission and I, for example, am working and I can't go wait in line early to get a good spot,” Nguyen said.

But how much is a good spot really worth?

The cost according to Nguyen, the cost is $15 for the first 30 minutes and $5 for every additional 15 minutes.

The company keeps 20 percent of the profit and the rest goes to the person waiting in line.

This week, Nguyen and her partner will field test the app during one of the most line-intensive events: Comic-Con.

Line Angel is set to launch in Los Angeles in two months with cities like San Diego to follow.

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