November 18, 2010 10:30 ET

The New ItSpot Toronto Social Shopping iPhone App Arrives Just in Time for the Holiday Shopping Season. Imagine Your Own "e-shopping concierge" Showing You the Great Shopping Finds Around Toronto

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Nov. 18, 2010) - ItSpot, a new location-based social media entity, is betting its savvy and sophisticated ItSpot Toronto Social Shopping iPhone App will revolutionize how deal-seeking shoppers shop. This App not only allows shoppers to find deals in Toronto's major shopping areas while 'on the go', but also lets one see other shoppers' amazing finds and opinions ("raves") in real time.

Holiday Shopping cannot be easier – users can download the free App, and discover the great deals in Toronto's malls and shopping districts such as Yorkdale, Yonge & Dundas, and Yorkville. Shoppers can experience Social Shopping at their fingertips by sharing great finds, deals, and promotions, all sorted by major shopping centres and retailers. Shopping excursions and purchases can be planned around other shoppers' raves on favorite stores and purchases beforehand.

ItSpot's Principals, Ron Cheung and Desmond Leung, believe Social Shopping will be the new normal for shoppers. "Our App embodies the most successful principles of mobile social media to capture the convergence of people, places and retailers." explains Desmond. "Everyone is after a terrific deal, information on the latest trends and getting opinions on the things they're buying – why not have that information on the phone as you shop?" adds Ron.

Another clever feature of the ItSpot App is its 'feel good gifting' game: users earn points when they 'drop in' virtually to a store and pick up virtual gifts; earning more points when sending the gifts to friends via email. Eventually, ItSpot aims to work with retailers to convert the virtual gifts into actual store gifts or promotions directly from retailers.

Currently, the ItSpot App allows shoppers to take photos of purchases and share via their raves. Future releases will include video sharing, and versions on the Android and Blackberry platforms.

For those seeking more advanced shopping advice, ItSpot's Shoppingistas are ready to showcase their fashion sense, knowledge, finds and savvy shopping tips around the city, all on the ItSpot App.

"We believe the ItSpot Toronto Social Shopping App will become the "Go To" App to download for shoppers looking for deals and great finds in Toronto. "Share and spread the word," says Desmond. "It's a win for shoppers and a win for retailers."

With the successful launch of the ItSpot Toronto Social Shopping App, plans are underway to roll out customized Social Shopping Apps in other major cities in North America.

About ItSpot

Founded in 2009, ItSpot, a social media company, has created an innovative platform for the development of mobile Apps for smartphones. Their first product (ItSpot Toronto Social Shopping App) focuses in the Toronto retailing space. 

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