An App to Help Win Black Friday

Posted: 11/22/2011

Black Friday App

Black Friday, the busiest shopping day of the year, is just around the corner, but a free iPhone app called TapBuy can help you get a jump on the other holiday shoppers.

TapBuy, like dozens of other apps, aggregates deals — in this case from roughly 100 companies like The Gap, Target, eBay, Groupon and Wal-Mart. What sets TapBuy apart is how easy it is to set up and use.

To start, you fill in relatively few information fields. For instance, after your name, you put in your ZIP code and the app fills in your city and state – why don’t more apps do that?

You don’t even have to enter your credit card — take a picture of the front and the app reads the number and enters it. You still have to confirm that you have the card by entering the expiration date and security code.

If you make a purchase using the app from a retailer that requires that an account be set up, TapBuy fills in the data it has so you only have to pick a password.

The app presents you with daily deals in categories like women, men, kids and electronics. You can set it to only show deals from specific stores, and the list can be culled by tapping on an “X,” which removes that vendor from the list.

If you want to buy nearby, hit the local button to see deals in your area.

Thanks to TapBuy’s clever setup, you get to do more buying with less tapping.

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