It’s an exciting week here at Pirq! After weeks of anticipation, I’m proud to announce that the Pirq app is now live for Android. Not only does this means deals available to more people, but now, more people can get deals and give back through our Deals for Meals partnership with United Way.
Each time a person with an Android uses Pirq to save money, we donate 10% of our revenue to help fund programs aimed at ending hunger in our community (at no cost to users or businesses). As we expand our Pirq users, our ability to give back increases as well. It doesn’t get much better than that! I’m really proud of this program, and I’m excited that more people will be able to participate in helping people in need.
iPhone users have been able to give back with each Pirq since early August, when we launched the app for iPhone (The Pirq App Goes Live Today!). Since that time, people have been enjoying the benefits: 20-50% discounts off the total bill at more than 130 dining establishments in the Seattle area. No printed coupons, no paying in advance, and no expired deals. The response has been great, and we continue to push forward, perhaps incorporating your stories and feedback into plans for future updates.
Don’t forget that when you download the Pirq app from the Android Marketplace, App Store for iPhone, or at www.pirq.com, you can enter our Facebook $50 for 50 contest for a drawing to win a $50 gift card valid at any Pirq dining location. Make sure to tell your friends.
I want to thank our Android-using friends for their patience while we readied the app for launch. We heard from many of you over the past weeks about how excited you were for Pirq to come to Android.
Now that you’re able to try out the app, I want to hear from you! Share your experiences using Pirq by tagging us on Facebook or mentioning us (@pirqcom) on Twitter. Everyone loves a good food photo, so let’s see them. Maybe your Pirq experience gets featured in our next blog. After all, shouldn’t more people know how to get deals and give back?
By the way, we’ll also have some exciting news to share in the coming weeks, as one of our vendors is about to offer a special deal for a limited time. Pirq up!