Vodacom launches vouchercloud app

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Vodacom South Africa has announced the launch of vouchercloud, a geo-location app that seeks out the best local deals and displays them via smartphone. Through vouchercloud, Vodacom has partnered with a range of top brands to deliver instant exclusive deals across a range of categories including shopping, eating out, leisure and entertainment. Some of the partners include Edgars, Jet, Makro, Game, Planet Fitness, Doppio Zero, Nu-metro Cinemas, McDonalds, Adega, Billabong and Pizza E Vino.

Vouchercloud uses the in-built GPS in smartphones to pinpoint the user's location, searches for relevant discounting retailers in the vicinity, displays the deals and then guides the customer to the shop's front door using the smartphone's digital mapping application. The voucher is downloaded to the smartphone screen with a single tap, which is shown to the sales assistant in store to redeem the discount. There is no need to print the voucher.

While the vouchercloud app has been developed exclusively in conjunction with Vodacom, smartphones on any network can download the app and use the service. The app offers Vodacom customers even better value on deals exclusive to them. The app is free and available on iTunes, Blackberry App World and Google Play. There is no monthly subscription fee for consumers to use vouchercloud.