Yorkdale shopping mall releases Windows Phone companion app
The Yorkdale shopping mall in Toronto, Canada has released an app for Windows Phone. It's a must-have for all shoppers who are making their way to the stores to help get through parking (or taking advantage of the valet service), locating favourite shops and finding places to grab that much needed bite to eat between spending all hard-earned cash.
So what's featured in the Yorkdale app? Users can check real-time parking availability to judge when's best to head to the mall, the latest fashion trends, mall directions, store information and promotions. It's a neat way to view the latest promotions from stores without actually visiting the mall. See something awesome you wish to get? The app can then accompany you on the adventure.
If you're serious about shopping and using the Yorkdale app, you'll be able to win prizes through the app with the array of contests that are presently listed on the official mall website. The "Where am I?" tool enables users to select stores they're currently outside (or inside) and the app will locate exactly where they are on the mall map. As mentioned above, the ability to locate places to eat is available with all dining establishments listed.
The store directory can be filtered by category, favourites and promotions, and each listing features more information on the establishment, including the phone number, location and more. There's always an interactive mall map to know exactly where to go. Before you can park up and get shopping, the app sports GPS directions to assist travelling to the complex (if you're not into using Nokia Drive or similar solution).
Lastly, the Yorkdale app sports an interactive level of social integration, with Twitter, Facebook and YouTube access available. If that wasn't enough, gift card balances can also be accessed.
You can download Yorkdale from the Windows Phone Store. Thanks, thaman04, for the tip!
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