August 15, 2012 14:09 ET

Free Deals Mobile Application TikTok Chooses San Francisco for U.S. Launch

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwire - Aug. 15, 2012) - TikTok, the world's largest free deals mobile application, today announced the expansion of their free deal offerings to San Francisco and the Bay Area. As of August 15th the free deal provider will enter into its first American market following a viral growth in Canada.

Considered by many to be the 'anti-Groupon', TikTok has gained popularity for offering free, time-sensitive deals geo-targeted to a consumer's current location. Local businesses are given the ability to push out free and time-sensitive offers on a whim during slow periods and within minutes the freebie is sent to interested users in the area through their iPhone or Android device.

According to CEO, Dorian Banks, "The launch of TikTok in San Francisco is a strategic milestone for us. San Franciscans are among the most tech savvy users and early adopters in the country. So with the combination of our fresh concept of daily free deals, mixed with this market's familiarity with mobile technology, we think San Francisco makes the perfect entry point into the U.S., where TikTok will be recognized for its value and virility".

A recent survey released by Radius reports that San Francisco comes in at number one on the list of top 85 U.S. cities for the most socially connected small businesses. Survey parameters included the activity of those businesses on major social networking sites such as Facebook, Twitter, Foursquare, Yelp and daily deal sites, with over 2,000 San Francisco small businesses posting recent online deals.

The added bonus for business owners offering deals through TikTok, is their ability to leverage their extensive social network to help promote free deals. According to Banks, TikTok's success "is driven by a combination of free business-friendly back end and the clever use of social media". Once a deal is offered, app users are encouraged to help spread the word about deals to earn themselves points towards fun freebies by tweeting or sharing these offers with their personal networks for maximum business exposure.

TikTok offers a completely free platform to control and drive in-store traffic for when business is slow - or there is a small fee to use the advanced geo-targeting interface. TikTok's application is low risk and simple to use. Businesses have the freedom to choose how many free offers they push out and the desired length of time of each free offer. Offers are valid for one to 24 hours. The application provides businesses with free brand exposure to new and old clientele and promises immediate consumer traffic. Businesses using TikTok keep 100% of the return or revenue earned from consumer traffic brought in by the application.

Confirmed San Francisco-based TikTok deals for the application's first entry to market include a free 10" pizza from Dominos, a free cupcake from Cako's Cupcakes, or a free chocolate bar from The Candy Store. Download TikTok from the iTunes or Android app store with promotion code "sfpromo" to access new deals today.

About TikTok

TikTok is the new evolution of the "daily deal"! TikTok is a free mobile application that provides businesses with the ability to create instant FREE offers, daily. The limited-time FREE offers are available to anyone with the TikTok application, and provide businesses with free brand exposure to new and old clientele with an immediate return. To learn more, visit https://www.tiktok.com/.

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