Everybody loves a deal, especially this time of year when it’s holiday shipping time. I know I’m always looking for a deal, I just spent an hour or so trying to find two things on Amazon for my youngest son, trying the find the best deal of course. This new app called Map My Deals and it helps you find the best deals, so go try it out, it’s free after all.
Chimaerix, a new player in the iPhone app space, has released Map My Deals, an application designed to manage the exploding Daily Deal marketplace. Emerging from relative obscurity, Chimaerix hopes to redefine a Daily Deal space that quickly is becoming swept up with buy-outs, consolidation, and confusion for the consumer.
Unlike other deal aggregators and organizers, Map My Deals does not run or post its own deals. Nor does it store or collect user information from user’s daily deal site accounts. Instead, it has worked closely with its partner deal sites in order to preserve the sites’ integrity and the users’ expectation of privacy and secure transactions. As well, Chimaerix worked closely with Yelp to develop a merchant review integration.
"We believe that the addition of Yelp’s API will allow consumers the chance to really investigate the quality of the merchant before choosing to purchase a Daily Deal from that merchant. We are committed to providing consumers the tools to allow them to make informed purchases," said Hartnett.