Mobile Application Developers Can Instantly Access Data on Nearly 5 Million Local Products via Wishpond’s Open Platform

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Companies Can Easily Integrate Local Product Data into Their Mobile Applications for Free

Wishpond is giving companies a free way to instantly enhance their mobile applications with local product information through Wishpond’s open platform

•    Using Wishpond’s API, companies can develop a local shopping app similar to the recently launched Google Shopper iPhone app

  •     Wishpond provides access to more local product data than any other public product search API on the market
  •     Wishpond’s mobile API is immediately available at http://www.wishpond.com/partners/developers

Being able to quickly develop a full-featured, high-quality mobile application is a must in today’s market. However, building a mobile application that incorporates a broad array of up-to-date local product data can be costly and take several months. Beginning today, Wishpond is giving companies a free way to instantly enhance their mobile applications with local product information through Wishpond’s open platform. Mobile application developers can immediately access data on nearly five million products from 1400 large and small retailers across North America.

By leveraging Wishpond’s local product data, companies can enhance user experience and retention in their mobile applications by:

  •     Offering local product search and business discovery
  •     Enabling their users to find deals nearby
  •     Providing geo-location information so that the businesses can be placed on a map
  •     Pushing deals to application users

All of these features are showcased in Wishpond’s own iPhone application which is just one of many ways a company can use Wishpond’s open API. Developers can replicate the exact same experience or create a completely new application using the API. Companies that would benefit most from integrating with Wishpond include those building:

  •     Local mobile apps (such as Foursquare and Facebook Check-in)
  •     Business listing/discovery apps (such as Yelp, Yellow Pages and Urban Spoon)
  •     Newspaper and magazine apps (such as The New York Times and Wall St. Journal)
  •     Shopping/coupon apps (such as Google Shopper and ShopKick)
  •     Navigation apps (such as Google and Bing)
  •     Branded Retail Mobile Applications (such as GAP and BestBuy)
  •     Branded Mall Mobile Applications (such as FastMall and Mall Maps Deluxe)

If you are a developer or company interested in integrating with Wishpond, please check out http://www.wishpond.com/partners or contact us at info@wishpond.com.

About Wishpond
Wishpond is a local shopping platform which connects online consumers with local merchants through web, mobile, social media and Wishpond Partner platforms. Partners can easily integrate Wishpond’s data using the Wishpond widgets and open API. Merchants can leverage Wishpond as an online advertising and social media gateway to promote their products. Wishpond also gives merchants an instant presence on Facebook, Google, Wishpond.com and mobile platforms – helping to send foot traffic directly to their stores. Wishpond currently has nearly five million products across North America. Wishpond is based in Vancouver, British Colombia, and is privately held. For more information check us out at http://www.wishpond.com or on Twitter (http://twitter.com/wishpond) or Facebook (http://www.facebook.com/wishpond)

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