Pirq Launches App for Android, Enabling More Smart Phone Users to Get Deals, Give Back
(September 9, 2011) Kirkland, Washington. PIRQ,
a deal app and service that integrates
Microsoft Tag into a 100% smart phone solution to offer a new "2.0" solution for daily
deals, announced today that its app is live for public download from Android Market
or www.pirq.com. Pirq has been available for iPhone users since early August.
Each time a customer uses the Pirq app, Pirq donates 10% of its revenue to United Way in a
partnership called "Deals for Meals", in which donations go toward ending hunger in our
community. There is no additional cost to the business or the customer.
Deals are available every day throughout the Greater Seattle area at 130 dining businesses
at 20-50% off the total bill for consumers, based on location. Pirq gives business owners
more promotional campaign control in a 100% yield management solution, which prevents too
many deals from being redeemed during peak business hours.
"With Pirq availability for both iPhone and Android, Pirq enables even more people to save
money but give back to people who need help right now," said James Sun, CEO of Pirq.
"This is a daily deals with a noble purpose. And of course, every business loves a repeat
More than 130 select Seattle and Eastside dining locations are offering quality discounts
through Pirq, including Cupcake Royale and O'Asian in Seattle, Basil's Kitchen and Grand
Cru in Bellevue and 13 Caffe Ladro locations throughout the area.
Pirq is also the antidote to recurring daily deal problems such as pre-payment for coupons
that go unused, overwhelming deal redemption during peak hours, and fake coupons that
ultimately hurt businesses. Pirq is already expanding into the San Francisco Bay Area and
at least ten more cities over the next 12-18 months.
Pirq is the antidote to the "one-time daily deal" maze and craze, solving problems for both
businesses and consumers in a deal app and service delivered via smart phones. Pirq brings
together the resources of two experienced and respected companies: Passport Unlimited, a
25-year veteran of providing upscale dining and lifestyle perks to more than 800,000 Fortune
500 professionals, and GeoPage, a location-based platform company, which built a
proprietary, interactive web and mobile application platform.
Follow Pirq Online: Website:www.pirq.com |