Flipp is a new app developed by a company out of Toronto, exclusively for Canadians. It sources the latest flyers for stores near you and lets you peruse them from the comfort of your phone or tablet.
While the geo-location feature is fairly accurate, some "featured stores" were still included that actually aren't in Peterborough such as Target (Lindsay), Henry's (Oshawa), DeSerres (Pickering) and Vistek (Toronto). There is currently no ability to further restrict the location to more Peterborough-centric stores to keep things hyper-local so hopefully that will come soon.
You can choose "favourite" flyers for the stores you frequent, and from the listing you can tell when each flyer is going to expire which is a welcome touch (it will also let you know when new flyers have been released).
As you flick, pinch-to-zoom and navigate your way through the flyers, you can tap to "circle" individual sales. This feature is really slick and will add the sale to your "Clippings" tab. To top things off, the app will notify you when you are near a store where you have created a clipping so you don't forget about the item.
There is a slider at the bottom of the screen that you can control to show you the items that are simply on-sale, to the other end of the scale at 50% percent off. This helps you hone in on the big deals.
Looking for a new blender? The search ability is pretty powerful and if you are on the hunt for a particular item, it lets you search through all flyers.
Flipp also syncs with other devices nearby so any clippings you create on your tablet will automatically show up on your phone.
PtboCanada App Review is a new section by Evan Holt that looks at apps that actually apply here locally in Peterborough and the Kawarthas. Know of others we should know about? Let us know!
[Contributed by PtboCanada's Evan Holt]