LONDON, December 22 /PRNewswire/ --
- Having Recently Won More Than 20 Million Internet Users, Twenga Takes Comparison-Shopping Mobile With New Bargain-Hunter's Guide for the iPhone
Twenga (http://www.twenga.co.uk/), the most comprehensive shopping search engine on the Web, today launched the first iPhone application to help shoppers find the best price available before buying in-store. Developed in collaboration with software publisher Backelite (http://www.backelite.com/), this application is available from today in six countries, including the UK, France, Germany, Spain, Italy and The Netherlands.
Know before you buy: prices, product specifications, consumer reviews...
The Twenga iPhone Application (http://www.twenga.co.uk/iphone/) lets iPhone owners use their mobile phones to check the price of an item to find the best deal before buying it in a store. Using an interface specifically designed for the iPhone (http://www.apple.com/iphone/), users can browse through hi-tech offers available on Twenga's website, used by more than 20 million Internet comparison shoppers worldwide. In a few simple steps, users can find and compare prices, technical specifications and consumer reviews - all the information they need before deciding where to purchase, in-store or online, on any one of the 500,000 offers from 500 different brands sold by 1,300 online retailers.(1)
We are very pleased to be the first enterprise to offer a price comparison application specifically designed for the iPhone. Innovation is in our DNA, and that is what has earned us the trust of our users worldwide, stated Bastien Duclaux, Twenga's CEO.
Always get the best deal in-store or online
The products available on the Twenga iPhone Application, from cameras to food processors, are among this year's most sought-after Christmas gifts. With goods ranging from cameras, audio-video, phones, computers and electrical appliances, finding the perfect gift, even for those who are impossible to shop for, is now an easy and budget-friendly task.
No more following shop assistants through busy crowds, and certainly no danger of missing a bargain. During the current economic crisis, this free application is a welcome tool to help consumers find the best price. It can be found at http://www.twenga.co.uk/iphone and downloaded from the Apple App Store. A demo video is available here: http://www.vimeo.com/2513949
Sébastien Berten, CEO of Backelite, said, The ability to compare prices on the road - whether to make an urgent purchase decision or to double-check on a last-minute bargain - is a great consumer benefit.
Twenga Reaches A Milestone - 20 million Internet users in just 2 years
After launching just two years ago, the 12 Twenga sites worldwide today present more than 100 million offers from more than 60 000 retailers. In November 2008, the company reached a massive milestone after receiving more than 20 million visits to their sites, which include the UK, France, Spain, Italy, Germany, the Netherlands, Poland, Brazil, Russia and the United States.(2) Twenga currently employ 90 people and plan to double its workforce in 2009.
Since its inception, Twenga has adhered to a strict dedication to becoming the most encompassing and objective shopping search engine. As such, the company's search results displayed to Internet users are always free of any commercial bias. In parallel, Twenga has developed innovative services such as international price comparison, price drop alerts and as of today, the new Twenga iPhone Application.
--------------------------------- (1) As of December 16: 515,801 offers from 1,343 retailers and 520 brands (2) Source Google Analytics - December 2008
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