Preview of upcoming iPhone App from TheFind


 

Siva Kumar, CEO of TheFind, has been kind enough to share with me a preview of “TheFind: Where to Shop“, a new iPhone application “designed to give consumers the ability to leverage TheFind’s powerful shopping search capabilities and comprehensive local store data from anywhere, via the Apple iPhone“.

From the screenshots below, this application is really promising. It blends the GPS / phone / internet capacities of the iPhone3G and the “browse online / browse local stores” experience from TheFind. It has a taste of the ultimate mobile shopping service we can dream of :) :

  • “Classic” shopping search to find the items you want, and compare prices between online and local stores
  • GPS-based location awareness to find the closest retail outlets selling those items (with map display)
  • For each store, the application provides street address and phone number – and you can directly call the shop using the iPhone “Call” button.
  • Check in-store availability for local shopping.

The iPhone platform is clearly a strong enabler of such new services; but I’m overall impressed by the capacity of TheFind to deliver innovative products at a fast pace.

“TheFind: Where to Shop” will be launched in August through the iPhone App Store.

TheFind iPhone app screenshot #1

TheFind iPhone app screenshot #2

TheFind iPhone app screenshot #3