San Francisco, CA (PRWEB) October 25, 2010
Hello Vino takes the difficulty out of buying wine by delivering personalized recommendations to an Android device.
The free app, available through the Android Market, recommends the perfect type of wine to go with a meal or occasion, or to give as a gift. Wine shoppers need only install the app, and answer a few simple questions to get a specific wine recommendation. Hello Vino offers beginning wine consumers an easy way to make an educated wine purchase both in the store and at a restaurant.
Also available as a free iPhone app, Hello Vino currently serves over 500,000 recommendations every month, and experienced a 140% increase in usage during the last quarter of 2009. The spike in consumer activity within the app correlates to the increase in U.S. wine sales due to the holidays.
"Android is the fastest growing mobile platform," remarks Hello Vino CEO Rick Breslin. "We're excited to assist millions of Android users with their wine selections during the holiday season."
The Hello Vino apps recommend varieties of wine (such as Chardonnay) as well as specific brands. Ratings and information about the wines including pricing and reviews help consumers pick the ideal bottle. The new app allows both iPhone and Android users to use the free service, with or without an Internet connection.
Hello Vino works directly with wine producers and importers to ensure the product information is accurate. Wineries are able to specify their distribution to specific U.S. regions using the location-based services within the app. The app also utilizes several online services including Cruvee, Wine.com and Snooth to "mash up" and organize additional product information.
Download the free app: http://www.hellovino.com
About Hello Vino:
Hello Vino delivers wine recommendations to PCs and mobile phones, providing wine consumers with the perfect bottle for a meal, occasion, or gift. The service is available on any cell phone through free iPhone and Android apps, mobile web sites, or via text messaging. More information, including video demonstrations and feature lists, are available at HelloVino.com.
Jim McNamee, VP Marketing
(800) 599 8478 ext 708
jim (at) hellovino (dot) com