Two new apps have recently become available in the Android Market, and while they are both independent of each other, they share the common task of finding you great deals and saving you money. Groupon and Gilt offer two different ways to experience savings through online purchases as well as at local shops and chain stores.
We’ll start with Groupon, which offers discounts based on the idea of group buying and can save you up to 90% on purchases. Users purchase coupons at discounted rates for savings, something as basic as spending $20 on a coupon getting you $60 worth of fitness classes to free or discounted admission to entertainment. The 1.0 release of the app gives users access to the deal of the day, access to purchased Groupons for quick redemption in-store, and the ability to search nearby businesses. There are still more features to be added in later version such as access to the Groupon forums and a widget.
Gilt is a slightly different beast focused on getting you the best price for normally expensive designer goods through online sales that typically last for a limited time period. Gilt is invitation only, but if you have a friend who is a member they can quickly get you in on the savings by flashing a QR code from the app. Once in you can browse upcoming sales, get all the details on ongoing sale items, get alerted to the start and end of sales, and even install a Sales Clock widget for quick monitoring.
I don’t have much experience with Gilt, but quite a few of my friends live and die by Groupon and have come up with some great through the service. If you’re ready to get your save follow the QR codes below.
[via Android and Me, TalkAndroid]
Fuente: Android Phone Fans