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Your daily fix of new business ideas Springwise and its network of 17,000 spotters scan the globe for smart new business ideas, delivering instant inspiration to entrepreneurial minds. More at www.springwise.com
App tracks product price drops with a simple screenshot
Consumers often come across items they’d like to buy, but don’t necessarily have the money for them right at that moment or feel they may be able to get a better deal elsewhere. Apps such as PowaTag have already enabled users to scan any real-world object and find an e-retailer to buy it from, and now SnapUp helps mobile shoppers automatically organize the online products they’re interested in with just a screenshot, and lets them know when they go on sale. READ MORE…
App delivers recipes using ingredients from supermarkets’ daily discounts
Cookbooks are great for getting recipe ideas, but fairly useless if they involve ingredients that aren’t within the family budget. Hellmann’s Brazil has already provided meal suggestions based on individuals’ shopping baskets. Now the Netherlands’ Koken met aanbiedingen app offers recipes made of ingredients that are on sale in major supermarkets that day. READ MORE…
Gamified discounts site turns bargain hunting into a frantic competition
Consumers know that when it comes to eBay auctions, their bids can be fairly sensible until it comes to a battle in the last five minutes to win the item, when all rational thinking goes out of the window. Capturing the atmosphere of that moment, Drop ‘Til You Shop is a store where the price of each item falls every second until buyers freeze it at the price they want to pay — but in order to win they have to do it before the limited stock runs out. READ MORE…
App turns airport waits into a mini holiday
No-one likes their travel plans to be delayed or stalled, but sometimes a layover is unavoidable, especially for lengthy trips. In the past, the Netherlands’ VertragingsApp has offered reading suggestions based on the length of travelers’ delays, and now Smart Layover wants to help those passengers with a few hours between flights to make more out of their wait by taking advantage of nearby attractions and facilities. READ MORE…
App offers rewards to patients for taking their medicine on time
We’ve already seen internet-connected pill bottle caps that help patients to take their medication at the right time. Now Mango Health is a smartphone app that aims to do the same, as well as offer prizes for those who keep to their schedule. READ MORE…
Through app, consumers rewarded for selling Instagram snaps to brands
We recently saw Locket enable consumers to get paid for giving up their lock screen to advertising. Now SnapMyAd is another app that gains Instagram users rewards for letting brands use their smartphone shots in ad campaigns. READ MORE…
Fundraising for schools through local business partnerships
We recently wrote about PledgeCents, the platform that enables schools to crowdfund projects. Now, Schoola offers an alternative fundraising method, creating connections between schools and nearby businesses to raise money while offering parents discounts on local goods. READ MORE…
In South Korea, ‘flying store’ offers wifi and online shopping
Consumers in the Czech Republic have already been able to do their grocery shopping through a virtual store in the form of Mall.cz. Now, South Korea supermarket Emart has created a wifi-based flying store, enabling those within its range to buy products online. READ MORE…
ID verification service connects soldiers and vets with online brand offers
When soldiers return home to continue life as a civilian, it may not be easy to reintegrate into society. We’ve already seen NY-based Incline offer help to find them tech work, and now TroopID is a platform that verifies users’ military credentials in order to offer them deals on consumer products, as well as learning opportunities. READ MORE…
At bars, app lets customers tune into television audio and receive discounts
Those who frequent sports bars will know that sometimes they aren’t the best place to catch a game – screens are either muted or if they do have sound, it can be drowned out by talking. Audioair aims to solve this problem by allowing customers to tune into audio channels through their smartphones, while also receiving extra content. READ MORE…
App rewards cinema-goers for placing their phone on silent
For all their usefulness, in certain situations phones can be an annoyance. Social Rehab has already rewarded restaurant customers for leaving their devices at the door, and now the Cinemark app features CineMode, which offers discounts to cinema-goers for putting their phone on silent during screenings. READ MORE…
Platform fills empty cinema seats through customer discounts
While Pogoseat is helping sports fans to pay a little extra to move into better seats otherwise left unused or unsold at live games, DealFlicks is combatting the same problem for cinemas, and at the same time offering film lovers lower priced tickets. READ MORE…
Health food deals site uses medical records to personalize offers
Regular readers of Springwise may have recently seen our coverage of Kroger and Safeway’s newpersonalized discount schemes, which offer individualized prices for products based on shoppers’ purchase histories. Just launched, Zipongo is now enabling users to get personalized daily deals on health foods which take into account their medical records. READ MORE…
Supermarket provides individual pricing based on shopping habits
Offering consumers coupons based on their online shopping habits is something that Dibsie began offering back in 2011 and now this concept has now been given a real-world twist. Using data amassed from loyalty card usage, Kroger is now offering personalized discounts in-store to give shoppers money off their favorite brands in real time. READ MORE…
Cocktail bar offers discounts based on stock market drops
We’ve many innovative ways to award customers with discounts based on performance, from rewarding social influence to charity work. Now the Bull and Bear Steakhouse at the Waldorf-Astoria in New York is cutting back the prices of its cocktails in line with stock market drops. READ MORE…