Luxury Locator: Singapore featured in Techwire Asia
If you’re lost along Orchard Road in Singapore and you really must get to the nearest Comme des Garcons or Hermes, whip out your iPhone and download Luxury Locator. Install the free app and you will get choices for finding your luxury store by name, by location, or by category (jewelry, electronics, fashion, fragrances and cosmetics, etc.,).
Luxury Locator: Singapore uses a proprietary geolocation algorithm, giving you accurate results from your iPhone’s GPS tracking system. Tap the Near You button (in cherry red) to see the list of luxury shops nearby, and you can browse the store’s products from your mobile device. The large buttons and clean UI makes the Luxury Locator easy to use — even while on the move.
Singapore is awash with luxury boutiques islandwide, so this nifty app is a must-have for shopaholics with little time to spare from their busy schedules. It is currently available in both English and Simplified Chinese versions. You can download the app to your iPhone 4, iPhone 4S, iPad, iPod touch (3rd and 4th generation) with iOS 4.0 or later.
Launched by the WhiteWave Media Group (WWMG), this app complements the company’s existing portfolio of online, print and mobile luxury publications. CEO Julian Peh sees great promise in this mobile application.
"Singapore is an increasingly vibrant luxury shopping destination in Asia, with new malls opening and many new brands entering the market. As the luxury media group with leading digital capabilities in Asia, we wanted to use our technical expertise and local market knowledge to develop the first app on luxury shopping in Singapore’s popular shopping areas. Luxury Locator: Singapore is the result of a year of intensive research and development, and we hope that we would be able to make our users’ shopping experience in Singapore significantly more enjoyable."
Luxury Locator: Singapore will be available on the Android platform later this year while Luxury Locator: Hong Kong will be coming out very soon, with other key Asian markets to follow in 2012.