Future Shop launches second version of popular iPhone App

New features include mobile check out, QR code scanner, enlarged product views and access to consumer ratings and reviews

Announcement Highlights:

  1. Future Shop has released the second version of their free iPhone App.
  2. Over 260,000 Future Shop Apps have been downloaded since launching in August 2010.
  3. Future Shop's App is compatible with all generations of iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad.

BURNABY, BC, May 4 /CNW/ - Future Shop, Canada's largest retailer and e-tailer of consumer electronics, is pleased to announce the release of its second version of the Future Shop App for iPhone. Future Shop's App for iPhone gives Canadians instant access to all of the products and latest deals, right at their fingertips. The updated App is compatible with all generations of iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, and packed with new features such as QR code scanner, enlarged product views and access to consumer ratings and reviews.

Future Shop App downloads place among the highest downloads in the Canadian App Store among free iPhone Apps with more than 260,000 downloads to date.

Key features of the updated Future Shop App:

  • Scan barcodes and QR codes instantly.
  • Browse and search over 100,000 products with detailed specs, including customer ratings and reviews.
  • Easy, enlarged viewing to see the latest, hottest items on sale.
  • Check stock levels in-store and online.
  • Rate and review products directly from an Apple iOS device.
  • Faster and more robust checkout process.
  • Get items faster using the In-store Pickup feature.
  • Geo-location powered Store Locator.
  • Save products to Favourites and revisit later.
  • Compatible with all generations of iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad.
  • Easy access to "Tech Yeah," Future Shop's leading online community for technology enthusiasts.

For more information, visit www.futureshop.ca. To download the App, visit http://itunes.apple.com.

About Future Shop
With 146 stores across the country and the nation's premier web store (www.futureshop.ca), Burnaby, BC-based Future Shop is Canada's largest retailer and e-tailer of consumer electronics. The company employs more than 10,000 technology enthusiasts, has enabled its website, Futureshop.ca, to deliver unparalleled content about the products it sells. Futureshop.ca also hosts an online community forum called Tech Yeah, where technology beginners and tech-savvy experts can exchange ideas, reviews, tips and read blogs by industry experts (www.futureshop.ca/techyeah). As a proud corporate citizen, Future Shop has developed solutions to recycle used electronics and is committed to employee volunteerism and supporting non-profit organizations dedicated to transforming local youth into Future Leaders (see www.futureshop.ca/futuregeneration).

SOURCE Future Shop

For further information:

Media contact:
Elliott Chun, Communications Manager │Future Shop │echun@futureshop.com │604.412.1764
Press room: www.futureshop.ca/media
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/FutureShop
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