December 12, 2011 in Utilities (E)
[prMac.com] Denver, Colorado - Grey Hat Apps LLC, a Colorado based company, today is pleased to announce a new iPhone app that promises to save video game shoppers time and money during this busy holiday shopping season. The new app is called GamePrices and is now available in the Apple App Store for FREE. The GamePrices app supplements the GamePric.es website, which is a free service that makes it easy for shoppers to find the lowest price for any video game, console or gaming accessory. GamePric.es monitors all of the major retailers such as Amazon, Best Buy, GameStop and Walmart for the lowest prices and notifies users when price drops occur so gamers can focus on playing more video games instead of spending their time hunting down deals.
Frustrated with using general shopping apps that displays inaccurate and out of date pricing information, as well as non-video game relevant results and reviews, developer Nam Tran sought out to create a mobile price comparison app specifically tailored to video games. The result: GamePrices - an app that makes it easy to look up the lowest prices for new and used games, pull up reviews from 100+ video game related sources (such as from IGN, GameSpot, Joystiq, etc), view future game release dates, and even see trade-in values offered by retailers - all of this possible while on the go using an iPhone.
"Convenience was a key factor that drove the design of the GamePrices app", says Nam. Shoppers using the app can easily look up the lowest prices and reviews of video games while at a store by scanning the barcode of the item instead of manually typing in search keywords, although this is still an option. In most cases, GamePrices will find a lower price - so put the game back on the shelf and either checkout using your iPhone even before leaving the store, or send an email to yourself from within the app so you can checkout later on your computer when you get home.
Accuracy is another key design factor behind the GamePrices app. "Other price comparison apps cache pricing information in their database for extended periods of time, which results in stale and out-of-date prices being shown", says Nam. "GamePrices combats this problem by scanning the internet for the lowest prices more frequently than any other shopping app out there".
Additional features offered in the upcoming pro version of the GamePrices app include price alert notifications, detailed price history information as well as the removal of advertisements. When price drops occur that meet the price alert set by the user, users of the app are instantly notified on their iPhone that the item has dropped in price with a link to the item for purchase.
* iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad
* Requires iOS 4.3 or later
* 4.9 MB
Pricing and Availability:
GamePrices 1.0.1 is free and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Utilities category. The GamePrices PRO version will be available in late December 2011 for $1.99 (USD).
Headquartered in Denver, Colorado, GamePric.es is a price comparison tool dedicated to help gamers find the lowest prices on video games. They specialize in helping gamers find the answer to the question 'where can I find the lowest price' for any game, console or accessory. Their vision is to be the destination for people to find the lowest prices on the most popular video games from reputable retailers. Copyright (C) 2011 Grey Hat Apps LLC. All Rights Reserved. Apple, the Apple logo, iPhone, iPod and iPad are registered trademarks of Apple Inc. in the U.S. and/or other countries.