Local Corporation Launches Havvit™ Local Shopping App
Krillion® Powered iOS® 7 App Enables Personalized Mobile Shopping with
Millions of Localized Products
IRVINE, Calif. -- December 12, 2013
Local Corporation (NASDAQ: LOCM), a leading online local media company, today
announced the launch of version 1.0 of its Havvit™ local shopping app for iOS®
7-enabled devices, powered by the company’s Krillion® local shopping platform.
Havvit Home Page (Photo: Business Wire)
Havvit Home Page (Photo: Business Wire)
The app supports busy, local consumers, enabling them to track savings,
compare prices and find products nearby, all from their selected favorite
stores and brands. Havvit delivers a powerfully personalized shopping
experience, allowing users to select items from the shopping categories and
stores they love most and want to follow.
The Krillion local shopping data index, one of the largest and most
comprehensive in the industry, now includes over 84,000 retail stores,
covering over 3,000 shopping categories, representing millions of localized
products. The Krillion platform aggregates national and regional retail
shopping content, including retail locations, brands, product categories,
product images and inventory availability data. The Havvit app and the
company’s shopping content solutions for online publishers and search engines
are just two of many possible integrations of the Krillion data into websites
and apps that local consumers rely on to get the information they need to make
One of the first shopping apps of its kind designed for iOS 7, the free app
makes shopping and product discovery fun and more efficient for the increasing
number of consumers using smartphones to shop, both at home and on-the-go. The
company’s recent research study “Mobile Momentum: Spotlight on the Mobile
Local Shopper,” revealed that 73 percent of consumers are researching their
product purchases via their smartphones and Havvit was designed with these
savvy shoppers in mind. Download the iOS 7-compatible Havvit app from iTunes®
"Mobile usage continues its aggressive growth rate, and Havvit is designed to
save users money by showing them information on the products they want, where
they can find them and at what price," said Heath Clarke, Local Corporation
chairman and CEO. “We researched how consumers shop and combined that
knowledge with the best iOS 7 design features within Havvit to make shopping
on a mobile device fun and intuitive, in addition to saving consumers valuable
time and money. Havvit is the perfect tool to help on-the-go consumers find
what they need at the right price.”
The Havvit app is powered by the company’s patented Krillion local shopping
platform, which provides dynamic location-based retail product information to
connected consumers who conduct pre-purchase research via mobile and desktop
websites and apps. Havvit utilizes Krillion’s data index of millions of
localized products, pricing and store information to deliver dynamic shopping
features such as price tracking and personalized product category and store
filtering, taking it beyond the majority of shopping apps available today.
Notable Havvit features include:
*Personalization – Enables shoppers to personalize their experience by
selecting and following their favorite stores and categories so they can
focus on only the products that matter to them.
*Price Tracking - Havvit’s intelligent price-tracking feature allows
consumers to compare prices, set the ideal price for the items they want,
follow price trends and receive alerts when the price is right, without
the use of coupons.
*Comparison Shopping – Consumers can locate the items they want and find
out which other stores have it near them and at what price.
A recent mobile local consumer research study from Local Corporation revealed
that product shopping research via smartphone accelerated 114 percent
year-over-year, growing from 34 percent in 2012 to 73 percent in 2013.
To learn more, visit: http://www.shophavvit.com. To view the Havvit video,
About Local Corporation
Local Corporation (NASDAQ:LOCM) is a leading online local media company that
connects brick-and-mortar businesses with approximately a million online and
mobile consumers each day using a variety of innovative digital marketing
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