SingTel launches mobile apps for shopping, property information

Telco SingTel has launched new mobile phone applications that will make shopping a whole lot easier.

“Go! Shopping” lets users navigate through Singapore’s top shopping malls and help them find particular stores quickly.

For those looking for savings, there’s “Price Pal” – where you let your phone’s camera view the barcode and you’ll get a list of shops selling that product and its various prices.

The application is currently available for books, groceries and petrol.

And for big spenders on the look-out for housing, there’s the “Property Buddy” application.

Users can point their phones in a particular direction and the application will produce a list of all the properties for sale or rent within one to three kilometres of that area.

SingTel said revenue will depend on advertising, and users need not fear any privacy issues.

“The application will come with certain standard advertising that does not impinge on any privacy issues. Any more targeted advertising will require the customer to agree that they want to disclose the information to receive such targeted advertising,” said Allen Lew, CEO of SingTel Singapore.

Source : Channel NewsAsia – 6 Jul 2010

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