My Friday Favourite this week is Slingr – a location-based social gifting app that allows you to remotely buy a beer (or indeed, any food or drink on offer at a location) for somebody, wherever you are in the world!
Location-based Social Gifting
Available as an App for iOS and Android, Slingr works by allowing registered users to check-in to a location such as a bar or restaurant – in the same way you might check-in on Facebook, Foursquare or Yelp!
Once checked in, Slingr updates your Social Media status (at the moment, Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn are all supported) to let your network know which location you are visiting, along with a link.
Any of your network who follows the link can see a choice of food and drinks the venue has on offer, and can choose to buy you something from wherever they are, that order then being delivered to your table along with a printed note featuring a message from the buyer.
Which Locations support Slingr?
At the moment, Slingr only covers some locations in San Francisco and Los Angeles – and it has plenty of competition from Gift Card apps, Coupon Apps and the big location based players such as Facebook and Foursquare. With that said, I can see huge potential for Slingr being used at Conferences, Parties and all manner of locations and events and I hope their business takes off.
Who will be the first in your area to start accepting Slingr orders? Well, if you’re a business owner you can apply to set Slingr up at your venue now.
Registering for Slingr