Four apps for GTA shoppers

Scarborough Town Centre has become the latest GTA shopping centre to launch a mobile application.

In the past year or two, many malls have launched smart phone “apps” designed to keep shoppers connected.

The apps help you find what you’re looking for when you’re at the mall, and keep you posted on promotions, trends and mall information in between visits.

For example, you can look up operating hours or directions to the shopping centre; check for sales or promotions at your favourite stores; or navigate through the mall with an interactive map that shows you the quickest route to any given store.

Some apps go even further. The new app from Scarborough Town Centre features a fashion album page displaying trends picked out by the mall’s fashion director, and a price comparison tool that lets you find the best deal on the item you want.

It also lets you get your friends’ opinions, virtually, before you make a big purchase: just snap a photo of the item you want to buy, and using the app, share it with friends via Twitter, Facebook or YouTube.

Here are four GTA shopping centre apps and some of their key features:

 

Scarborough Town Centre:

  • interactive map
  • sales, events and promotions
  • fashion, trends and photo-sharing
  • price comparison
  • movie listings (for iPhone only)
  • parking info
  • gift card info
  • mall hours, contact info and child care info
  • employment opportunities
  • contests
  • compatible phones: BlackBerry, iPhone

 

Yorkdale Shopping Centre:

  • interactive map and directory
  • store promotions
  • movie listings, ratings and ticket purchases
  • fashion, trends & photo sharing
  • mall hours & contact info
  • parking & valet
  • contests
  • compatible phones: BlackBerry, iPhone, Android

 

Square One Shopping Centre:

  • GPS directions to the mall
  • interactive map and directory
  • store promotions
  • mall hours & contact info
  • employment opportunities
  • newsletter sign-up
  • compatible phones: BlackBerry, iPhone

 

Toronto Eaton Centre:

  • interactive map and directory
  • store promotions
  • mall hours & contact info
  • gift card balance & info
  • user surveys
  • compatible phones: iPhone
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