Gifts 1.2 Free for iOS - Recommends Gifts Using Artificial Intelligence

in Utilities (E)

[] Kenitra, Morocco - Pixelka today is pleased to introduce Gifts 1.2 for iOS, their new, free Utility app that employs artificial intelligence to help find gift ideas. The app allows the user to enter up to eight different criteria for gift selection. Criteria include: Recipient, Occasion, Price Range, Category, and Keyword(s). Gift ideas can be sorted by Popularity, Price, or Relevance. Relying on a database of thousands of gifts, some quite unusual, suggested items include price, photo, and link to a web retailer. The app is not affiliated with any company and no brands are favored.

Designed to overcome the limitations posed by other gift apps, Gifts does not exclude any gift giving occasion, type of gift, price range, or recipient. It is, in short, a universal gift recommendation application that allows the users to browse through a huge variety of potential gifts, based on the criteria of their search.

At launch in portrait mode, the app displays the "Gift Finder" screen, which lists five criteria in a large window: Recipient, Occasion, Price Range, Category, and Keyword(s). Touching the first button brings up the Recipients screen and the following choices: Any Recipient, Man, Woman, Teen, Child, Baby, and Pet. Occasions include: Any Occasion, Christmas, Thanksgiving, Valentine's Day, Birthday, Anniversary, Graduation, Engagement, Wedding, April Fools, Assistants' Day, Baby Shower, Bachelor Party, Bachelorette Party, Back to School, Bar/Bat Mitzvah, Boss's Day, Bridal Shower, Christening/Baptism, Cinco de Mayo, Communion, Confirmation, Easter, Father's Day, Fourth of July, Get Well Soon, Grandparent's Day, Halloween, Hanukkah, Housewarming, Kwanzaa, Memorial Day, Mother's Day, New Baby, New Job, New Year's Eve/Day, Passover, Retirement, St. Patrick's Day, Sympathy, and Thoughts & Sentiments.

From the "Price Range" screen the gift hunter can choose: Any Price, $0 to $25, $25 to $50, $50 to $100, and over $100. Tapping Categories brings up: Any Category, Top Picks, Unique Gifts, Personalized Gifts, Accessories, Alcohol & Tobacco, Arts & Crafts, Automobile, Baby, Beauty & Spa, Books & Magazines, Business & Executive, Care Package, Charitable, Clothing, Collectibles & Memorabilia, Computers & Electronics, Eco Friendly, Experiential, Flowers & Plants, Food & Beverages, For Travel, For the Yard & Garden, For the Home, For the Office, Gag Gifts, Gift Baskets, Gift Cards & Memberships, Golf, Health & Nutrition, Home Aid, Jewelry & Watches, Kid's Accessories, Kid's Clothing, Last Minute, Maternity, Music/Movies & TV, Musical Instruments, Nostalgic/Retro, Party Favors, Patriotic, Pet Accessories, Pet Toys & Treats, Pet Wearables, Photo-Related, Political, Religious, Romantic, Room Decor, School & Dorm, Seasonal Gifts, Sporting Goods & Apparel, Sports Fan Gear, and Toys & Games.

Feature Highlights:
* Browse thousands of Gifts that are constantly updated
* Search by Recipient, Occasion, Price, Category, and Keywords
* Sort Gift Ideas by Popularity, Price, or Relevance
* Top Picks: carefully selected Gifts by Experts and Gurus
* Save your Gift Ideas in a Wish List
* Attribute you Gift Ideas to Recipients from your contact list
* Visit stores directly from your app to shop Gifts
* Share your Gift Ideas with the world using Facebook, Twitter, Email, and Delicious

From the "Enter Keywords" screen the users can input one or more keywords to use in their gift search. Above the large window containing the five criteria is a Tab Bar with three buttons: Popularity, Price, and Relevance. Any of these three can be selected to sort gift ideas. After entering as many or as few criteria as they wish, the user taps the red "Find Gifts" button. A long list appears almost immediately, and displays the found suggestions. Users can scroll vertically to see the name, photo, and price on the Matching Gift Ideas screen. Each page contains 50 items to scroll through, and the number of pages available is displayed along with navigation buttons to the left and right.

Touching any Gift Idea immediately reveals a full-page description of the item including a zoomable photo and the name of the store from which it is available. Three red buttons at the bottom of the screen read: Add to Wish List (the page is added to the app's Wish List along with an optional name or contact); Visit Store (the gift is displayed on the store's website, ready to be purchased); or Connect (users can share their gift idea with others via Twitter, Facebook, email, SMS, etc.)

In addition to the normal "Gift Finder" mode the app has a "Top Picks" mode and a "Personality" mode. The former displays gifts specially chosen by experts, while the latter recommends gifts using 1 of 23 different personality types.

"Are you still wondering what will be the ideal gift for that special someone?" asked Khalil Slimi of Pixelka. "Well, look no further‚ 'Gifts' is all that you need for free. This app lets you choose among thousands of the most unique, wished for, coolest, and hottest gifts out there. It's your perfect Gift shopping companion for any occasion."

Device Requirements:
* iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch
* Requires iOS 3.0 or later (iOS 5 tested)
* Internet connection required
* 5.4 MB

Pricing and Availability:
Gifts 1.2 is free and available exclusively through the U.S. App Store in the Utilities category. Gifts 1.2 is ad-supported; ads may be removed through an in-app purchase of $0.99 (USD).

Based in Kenitra, Morocco, Pixelka is a mobile applications developer focused on creating innovative, high quality, and useful apps. (C) 2010-2011 Pixelka. All Rights Reserved. Apple, the Apple logo, iPhone and iPod are registered trademarks of Apple Inc. in the U.S. and/or other countries.


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