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Social Shopping App CheckPoints Downloaded 100K Times Since Disrupt

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CheckPoints, a mobile shopping app that launched at TechCrunch Disrupt over a month ago, has surpassed 100,000 downloads of its iPhone app.

The milestone is impressive considering that the app has only been available for one month. CheckPoints takes a more product centric approach to its shopping app. When you walk into a store, the app will show you featured products that you can scan with the built-in barcode reader. After scanning, you’ll receive an interactive game that a marketer has made for that brand, allowing marketers to actually directly connect with consumers at the point of sale.

Consumers are incentivized to scan products because it earns them “checkpoints” which can be redeemed for discounts and products once you have enough. For example, Frito-Lay is using CheckPoints to advertise a promo for their new Tostitos Artisan Recipes. When consumers scan a Frito-Lay product, they will earn points and receive holiday recipe ideas and exclusive music content from Frito-Lay.

At launch, Checkpoints has deals with a number of brands including Belkin, Tyson Energizer, and Unilever, Kmart and Belkin. And when it comes to actual usage, CheckPoints is reporting thousands of user scans per day in stores all across the U.S.

CheckPoints faces competition from Shopkick and Barcode Hero.

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