However, South Africa’s MySidekick wants to end this menace.
The new smartphone and tablet shopping app wants to do the hard work for its users by collecting all the hottest specials and promotions throughout the country as their personal shopping assistant. The app browses a users’ favourite items, specials, sales and vouchers from major retailers near them.
Apart from helping users find specials, sales and coupons, users also stand a chance to win prizes in sveral competitions from retailers and participating malls. The app also has emergency numbers and services for Ambulances, Police stations, Poison Line, AA and Petrol Stations & ATM’s nearest to them.
It also promises to help shoppers locate shops and malls with directions and the in-app map and now has over 500 Retailers and thousands of outlets with a search functionality.
According to Leonard Brewer, CEO of MySidekick, the app instantly gives users a unique and simplified shopping experience with an updated, comprehensive overview of local specials, promotions, sales, products and coupons available at major retail stores in South Africa.
Users can find and call emergency services, locate retailers and malls, find contact details and get directions to them on a map using their smartphone’s current location.
“It’s crucial for our users to have 24/7 access to emergency services’ numbers and to locate ATM’s and petrol stations when they need them most. Users save time finding the right deals and ultimately save more money when shopping. That is how the idea originated: to develop an app that not only saves time and money, but also makes shopping more enjoyable.”
The app is available FREE for download to all iPhone and iPad users, and an Android version is being worked on.The app has a clean design, is easy to navigate and enhances the overall experience and simplicity of finding the right money-saving deals, custom to the user’s location.
“Simplicity was key during the development process; the goal being to develop an app that simplifies the users’ shopping style,” says Ian Bannerman, Lead Developer at MySidekick.