If Pinterest married WhatsApp, their child would be ShopChat!...Images can be snapped and instantly added to shopping lists by using the phone’s camera, or by grabbing from online shopping sites. Social, Mobile and Local, ShopChat is pleased to announce the launch of their dynamic new mobile application-ShopChat for iOS. The application responds to the shopping dilemma of communication between users in different locations so they can shop together in real time. ShopChat empowers shoppers to instantly share photos and chat about items they’re viewing. Combining the best of Instagram – photo utility, Pinterest – tracking user interests, and WhatsApp /iMessage – real-time conversations, ShopChat ensures an interactive and fun shopping experience, while infusing users with the confidence of knowing their choices will always be validated – or vetoed –by the friend or family member whose opinion matters the most.
Designed primarily for the busy 26-45 year-old women, the new ShopChat app makes shopping fun and easy to manage. Images can be snapped and instantly added to shopping lists by using the phone’s camera, or by grabbing from online shopping sites. Users can check compatibility of items with fully customizable look sheets, which are integrated into each shopping list.
“Most women love shopping and chatting with their friends, but time is scarce. ShopChat easily connects women so tasks like acquiring all the must-have back-to-school purchases becomes social & fun, with the added bonus of being well organized!” said Lotta Lindquist-Brosjo, Co-Founder of ShopChat. “It’s also a great tool for co-ordinating family purchases, whether that means something for the home or a gift. The shared list function is an outstanding way of making sure there are no duplicated presents, that the right gifts are received.”
ShopChat relieves the burden of managing shopping lists, lending itself to a wide variety of tasks. Multiple verticals can be covered and stored with ease; examples include:
ShopChat responds to the powerful ascent of mCommerce, forecast to reach $119 billion in sales by 2015 (ABI Research). The app provides an ideal utility for shoppers, providing users with one efficient interface to digitize, organize and track their purchases. ShopChat also integrates YipIt, an additional layer of convenience for shoppers seeking the best deals through mobile.
The ShopChat App is available for free from the AppStore on iPhone and iPod touch or at http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/shopchat/id543287037?mt=8&uo=4 in the USA and
http://itunes.apple.com/ca/app/shopchat/id543287037?mt=8&uo=4 in Canada
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ShopChat is a shopping focused list and chat app for iPhone and iPod Touch, available globally in Apple iTunes. With ShopChat users have all their shopping ideas, conversations and lists in one place. The founders started ShopChat with the conviction that there must be a way to make people come together around shopping, despite leading very busy lives and having friends and family spread out. Please visit us at http://www.shopchat.com on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/shopchat or on Twitter @Shopchat
Company Contact Lotta Lindquist-Brosjo; lotta.lindquist-brosjo(at)shopchat(dot)com (+447733032903)
Press contact: Gary Yentin ; gary(at)app-promo(dot)com (416-464-2223)
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