NEW YORK -- (BUSINESS WIRE) -- 8coupons, the largest hub and B2B platform for local deals, has announced today the acquisition of the Android app, Clipless, which seeks out and alerts shoppers when they are in close proximity of deals. 8coupons has accelerated its mobile technology roadmap by integrating Clipless’ contextual technology and proprietary analytics into its existing platform to help users discover even more relevant deals available nearby.
Founder and developer of Clipless, Michael Barnathan, has joined 8coupons full-time as Head of Mobile, leading development and strategy. In this role, Michael will oversee the rebrand of the Clipless Android app and relaunch of 8coupons’ iOS app with a new user interface, updated functionality, intelligence and content.
“Clipless is a perfect fit with 8coupons’ mission and has accelerated our mobile technology pipeline,” said 8coupons co-founder and CEO, Landy Ung. “We’re always looking to give customers a better experience and bring 8coupons closer to becoming their personal concierge for daily life.“
8coupons continues to innovate mobile and local commerce, bolstered by Clipless’ location-based technology. Shoppers are ensured they are getting the best local deal alerts, and since it operates at 70% lower battery power than traditional location-based services, they can leave the app running throughout the day.
“Personalization is key when it comes to mobile commerce,” said Barnathan. “With 8coupons, we have the opportunity to build on Clipless’ vision of a proactive app that complements lives in an effortless, seamless way.”
The Clipless Android app is available to download for free, by visiting: http://bit.ly/CliplessApp. Both the rebranded 8coupons version and relaunched 8coupons iOS app will be available in the coming weeks. For more information, visit www.8coupons.com.
8coupons is the primary discovery and comparison engine for deals on places to eat, drink, shop, and do stuff nearby. Offering a variety of deals in every zip code throughout the U.S. from content partners like Groupon, Restaurant.com, Amazon, GrubHub, eBay, LivingSocial, Google, Valpak, and others, 8coupons is committed to helping people make the most out of their daily lives by getting the right content, to the right person, at the right time, in the right place.