Tuesday, 10 December 2013

Shopcade: Launch of the mobile app and GIVEAWAY!

On Thursday, Shopcade is officially launching their FREE new mobile app, hooraay!
Which means you can shop all your favourite brands in one place on the go now! The app has been available for about a couple of months, I downloaded it as soon as I fell in love with the website and since then I've seen drastic updates and changes to it, ready for the launch on Thursday.

I love this app. It really is so simple to use and is basically the same as the website, just in an app form. The only big changes that differ from the website is the colour scheme, the app is pink based colours whereas the website is blue. Honestly, I prefer the app colours, I really like the pink colour scheme as it feels a lot warmer and cheerful, I'm not sure if that's just because its from a girls perspective. I wonder if the app changes colour scheme depending on your sex, I highly doubt it but it is an idea. To be honest, I like the idea of having the app different colours scheme to the website, it adds variety and it's nice to have a change every now and then - however I was taken back when I saw the update.

Within my 'social media' folder on my phone, I definitely think the colour change is for the better as the majority of social media apps are the generic blue. I did get confused between the Shopcade and Skype app a good couple of times... they are VERY similar.
Like most apps, the logo is very simple. The bold pink background with the Shopcade S stand out very well and it does look intriguing to click on.

The opening page of the app is the trending page, this is where you get to see all the most popular products that thousands of shopcaders are wanting.
The trending page also features specific Shopcade lists which are trending.
My list was featured on the trending page a couple of weeks ago for my Shh! Secret Santa Under £15, check it out for some great christmas gift ideas under £15!

Your deal page is one to keep an eye on. Here you find all the deals and offers on the products you have wanted.
You might see that pair of shoes you've wanted for ages in the sale!

On the left, shows your profile. The header with your name and bio is locked. I can't decide if I like this concept or if it's just takes up too much of the page with the header, your username and the options to see your wants, lists and followers. Your profile page is the only page where the bottom taskbar is locked too which also limits what you can see on this page, you can only really see two rows at a time when viewing your lists and wants. That is really the only problem I have found with the app.

When you click on a product, a screen like this will appear. The top states where the product is from and the top right icon makes it easy for you to share and tell the world what you want either via text, email and any other social media you have on your phone.
By clicking on the photo of the product you can zoom in on the product and check it out close up, if you really like it, you can press want or add it to a list of your choice.
Underneath the want buttons is a full description of the products and an option to comment and hashtag the product (which I've never done before). I really like the black taskbar at the bottom of the page as it tells you the price, where it's from and the buy button, this taskbar is locked to the screen so when you are scrolling on the product you can always see the price!

With the new Shopcade app launching on Thursday, I have decided to have a little giveaway with some shopcade goodies for yourself! The competition is unfortunately only open to the UK.

I will be giving away 3 bags of goodies so you have more chance of winning one.
Mandatory entries:
1. You have to of signed up to the app through THIS INVITE HERE - if you do not sign up via this link then your entry will not count
2. You have to be a follower of my blog
3. You have to be a follower of my Shopcade account - if you sign up through the correct invite, I think it automatically does this for you

a Rafflecopter giveaway

This giveaway will run from 10th December til 21st January.
Good luck!