Introducing Your best Companion App for shopping
September 19, 2010 Leave a comment
The myShopanion app is designed to turn your comparison shopping into a social experience.
You can search for products by barcode scan — the app integrates RedLaser’s popular scanning technology — or name, and you can tap your social network friends to help you to make better-educated purchase decisions.
myShopanion draws on a number of third-party data providers to return detailed information on each product, including product specifications, merchant prices and consumer reviews.
The app is inherently social in nature and encourages members to share their scanned and searched-for items to incorporate friend participation in the comparison shopping experience. Shared activity is highlighted in the feed area of the app, where users can add comments to the products their friends are checking out. The app also connects to Facebook and Twitter to help users find and add friends from those social networks.
myShopanion is made by Zappli. The company has raised an undisclosed amount from angel investors in the hundreds of thousands of dollars range and may raise additional funds within the next few months.
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