Hot UK Deals, one of the top UK deals portals, has released its own free app for iPhone and Android devices, Basket Buddy. It’ll let you find the best nearby deals and post your own to the horde of rabid bargain hunters on the HUKD network.
Basket Buddy is intended for use at high street grocery retailers, such as Tesco, Boots, ASDA and Marks & Sparks. However, you’re not limited to finding bargain sprouts. Hot UK Deals says you’ll also be able to find tech mis-prices, such as the now-infamous £49 iPad at Tesco.
As well as looking for nearby bargains using your phone’s built-in GPS, you can post your own using the camera to identify the product’s barcode. The technology behind this is, of course, nothing new – we’ve used a dozen shopping apps in our time, and many of you probably have too.
What makes Basket Buddy interesting is that it’ll feed on the vibrant Hot UK Deals community, which will in turn make the app far more useful than the average shopping app. There are 530,000 registered users at Hot UK Deals, which isn’t bad going for an extremely UK-centric site.
Paul Nikkel, founder of Hot UK Deals, says ” We see Basket Buddy as a real deal hunting game-changer; a vital weapon in the professional shopper’s armoury. We’re taking the community into the palm of our members’ hands, allowing them to find and share deals with the HUKD community when they’re out and about.”
It’s a bit early to tell whether Basket Buddy is going to become the greatest bargain finder app there is, but we’re going to give it a shot. In the meantime, why not let us know if you once snagged a great tech bargain courtesy of Hot UK Deals?