Overwhelmed by trying to figure out what gift that special someone will like? Stressed out by all the holiday shopping? If you’re looking for your ticket to a simpler holiday season, this app might be just what you’ve been looking for.
While many of us might just guess at what friends and family might like, this app helps us to reach a bit of a more calculated approach.
Although there are still a few kinks to work out, the effort is noble and the timing of the app couldn’t be more perfect. GiftGen takes some risks, all in the hopes of bringing you a bigger, better and brighter holiday season.
The app itself is divided into four major categories; “Spend”, “Gender”, “Age”, and “Character”. Basically, you input the amount you’re looking to spend, whether you’re gifting a male, female, couple or individual, a target age range and a personality type.
Based on these criteria, the app will then deliver you some results that could be perfect for delivering the perfect gift. The app allows you to email your gift list, browse gifts within the app, customize searches and more.
Concept and Functionality:
The app has high ambitions, and we commend them for that. The interface of the app is not fully worked out however, and they’ll need to create a more universally accessible template to really bring people in.
With the amount of customization allowed by Google Shop and Amazon, we want to see this app not only conceptualizing, but delivering on fully customized search options with an aesthetically pleasing and easy layout.
Currency is listed in Euros as the app is based out of the UK, but that could easily be changed and allowing more currencies would give the app a boost.
To its great benefit, the app is somehow under 1 MB and downloads as soon as you tap the “GET” button in the App Store.
GiftGen is built for iPad and iPhone and is off to a great start.
Categories like “Intellectual” and “Hippy / Spiritual” add some personality to the browsing experience, and the concept is spot on.
The app may just help you find the perfect gift, and we think that over time it will be a real asset to the e-commerce marketplace.
GiftGen requires iOS 7.1 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. This app is optimized for iPhone 5. A small expedite fee was paid to speed up the publication of this review.
TheiPhoneAppReview’s rating: [4/5]
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