Pimp My Offers—Deals Nearby, an app by MobiApps JT, is focused on raising users’ awareness of local deals happening at vicinities near them. Available for free through the iTunes Store, this app allows users to stay informed of easy ways to save money around their hometowns.
Just as its name states, Pimp My Offers—Deals Nearby keeps users informed of local bargains happening around them. However, unlike traditional bargain-based online forums, Pimp My Offers is also focused on helping to make it easier than ever before to keep friends and family members alerted of these deals as well.
This app uses Facebook to do much of this, but also allows you to add offers that you personally find to the app’s “contributor” section. Additionally, Pimp My Offers allows you to personalize the deals you are shown by searching by categories to find deals most applicable to your own needs; you may also choose to follow other users with similarly expressed interests as you.
Unfortunately, however, it needs to be noted that logging into this app is linked to your Facebook account and there is no other way to log in; while for many people this may not present a problem, anyone who chooses not to use this social media platform may find himself disappointed with this aspect of Pimp My Offers.
We would love to see the developer allow email registrations for those who do not want to connect this app to their Facebook account.
Finally, while the developer states that this app is in both English and Portuguese, it appears to currently only be in Portuguese since all of the featured offers are located in Brazil. Information that is input by users remains in the language that was used to input it. While this may be exciting for those within Brazil, anyone not in that country or anyone who is not fluent in Portuguese probably won’t find much of a use for the app until it is expanded to include other countries as well.
Appearance and Layout:
Both the appearance and layout of this app are excellent. The layout is clean, simple, and easy to navigate, even if you can’t read the language the app is written in.
The icons are all well chosen and far exceed the expectations one might have for an app of this type, and the pictures displayed with each offer are equally pleasing to the eye. Again, even if you don’t speak or read Portuguese, the appearance of Pimp My Offers will probably be attractive to you.
Pimp My Offers is a free app, and its relatively clean layout and general practicality make it a great addition to budget-buyers’ iOS devices. While obviously not everyone will be interested in what this app has to offer, the target audience for it should be pretty pleased with how it functions. However, until it expands beyond just Brazilian users, what it “has to offer” is limited.
Overall, Pimp My Offers is a well-designed app that certainly has good potential, should it ever become popular enough to attract a strong user base on multiple continents.
Pimp My Offers—Deals Nearby requires iOS 7.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. This app is optimized for iPhone 5. A small expedite fee was paid by the developer to speed up the publication of this review.
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