checkpoints

  • Mobile Shopping App CheckPoints Rebrands As InMarket To Broaden Focus

    Mobile Shopping App CheckPoints Rebrands As InMarket To Broaden Focus

    CheckPoints, a mobile shopping app that launched at TechCrunch Disrupt in 2010, is rebranding today as InMarket. 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… Read More

  • CheckPoints Hits A Million Check-Ins, 600K Bar Code Scans

    CheckPoints Hits A Million Check-Ins, 600K Bar Code Scans

    Fast moving shopping rewards app and TechCrunch Disrupt finalist CheckPoints has hit a couple of milestones this week, 2 1/2 months since its launch. Co-founder Mark Dipaola tells us that the app now boasts 1 million store check-ins and 600K barcode scans, or users scanning the barcodes of participating products in participating stores. Dipaola also expects that the app will clock in about 1/2… Read More

  • Shopping Rewards App CheckPoints Launches On Android

    Shopping Rewards App CheckPoints Launches On Android

    TechCrunch┬áDisrupt finalist CheckPoints is a mobile shopping rewards app that lets consumers choose their own rewards. Despite not being available for OS3 users until recently, CheckPoints is currently the fastest growing mobile shopping application (in the same space as Shopkick and Barcode Hero), amassing its first 100K users in one month and its last 100K users in the past two weeks. The… Read More

  • Social Shopping App CheckPoints Downloaded 100K Times Since Disrupt

    Social Shopping App CheckPoints Downloaded 100K Times Since Disrupt

    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… Read More

  • CheckPoints: A Social Shopping App That Will Cost You Negative $0.99

    CheckPoints: A Social Shopping App That Will Cost You Negative $0.99

    There’s clearly something to this idea of mobile/social shopping. Or at least, a huge group of startups all seem to think there is. Already this year we have apps like Shopkick and Barcode Hero attempting to build upon what apps ShopSavvy and others have been working on for some time. That is, enriching the shopping experience by using a device most of us now have on us at all times… Read More

  • Halo: Reach Teaches Us To Complain About Checkpoints In 2010

    Halo: Reach Teaches Us To Complain About Checkpoints In 2010

    A recent article on whether or not Halo: Reach is good for gaming has sparked something in me. I, too, have a bone to pick with the game, but it’s not with the game, per se. No, it’s a problem with a mechanic in the game that’s also found in other games. I speak, of course, about checkpoints. They are stupid and I wish they would go away forever. Thank you. Read More