Location based deals for right now. I’m Fred Fishkin with technology BootCamp, a report on gadgets and gear. It’s an app that has launched for iPhone and Android users in New York City….and will be fanning out into other cities around the country in the coming weeks. LeLoca is designed to give consumers on the spot bargains in food and merchandise nearby…. but you have to act quickly. CEO and founder Douglas Krone…
“Someone downloads the app and from the merchant’s side, as soon as they have an empty table they’ll put out an offer. And maybe offer you fifty percent off if you can come in right now. So we show you restaurants that are nearby that may be offering you fifty percent off if you can come right now. It’s always an instant discount at a nearby restaurant or a spa or a local business.”
Typically, once you download the offer to your phone…you have forty five minutes to get to the restaurant or business to take advantage of it. That way it’s a win-win for all concerned…the restaurant gets to fill an otherwise empty table. The app again is called LeLoca. You can locate us at BootCamp.com. I’m Fred Fishkin.
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