Tag Archives: mobile

A Look Into Facebook Deals

24th March 2011

Facebook deals made a quiet launch a few weeks ago with a lot of buzz surrounding how the largest social network would break into the group coupon model.

While the actual tool has not launched, we have uncovered a few more details around how it will work. The program will launch first in Atlanta, Austin, Dallas, San Diego and San Francisco, you can sign up for deals today and Facebook will alert you once they go live.

Deals will go beyond the mobile phone. Currently Facebook users can claim a deal through Facebook Places. With the different options for check-in deals, it will be interesting to see how Facebook expands upon this feature.

Deals will work with friends. Given the social nature of Facebook, this definitely doesn’t come as a surprise, but it does come as an added extra. Other deal sites like livingsocial allow users to forward a deal to friends in order to receive perks of their own. Since this can be tough, it will be interesting to see how Facebook taps into the social networking nature to create meaningful rewards.

Facebook deals will aslo be activated through a tab on a brand’s Facebook page. Apart from check-in deals alone, Facebook has created a dedicated tab to all deals so that a user can easily see offers for local businesses. Although the future enhancements of this are not clear, it is clear Facebook is ready to make this action easy and functional for users.

What are you thoughts on Facebook deals? Have you signed up? What will you expect to see when they finally go live?

How to: Solve a sudoku puzzle by snapping a picture

12th January 2011

The power of mobile continues to amaze me each and everyday. And I have to say, this recent advancement would have come in pretty handy during those “difficult” days of filling in puzzles from the Red & Black while in class at UGA.

Check out the video below on how Google Goggles can now solve your sudoku puzzle. If you are not familiar with the application, Google Goggles allows user to do a visual Google search from his/her phone. Simply snap a photo, and it works to recognize the image using their image database.

As we see more mobile advancements in 2011, the uses of applications such as Goggles and it’s implications for search, branding, etc. are endless.

QR Codes: It’s Hip to Be Square

8th December 2010

Last week, my co-workers Kathlene Hestir and Stacy Cohen and I hosted a lunch and learn on QR codes; how to use them, what’s cool and the business applications we have seen.

If you missed the presentation, check it out below. If you are interested in attending an Engauge Lunch and Learn hosted by the Digital Innovation Group, send me an email at kdennihy [@] gmail.com