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Stephanie Hayes, Katie Sanders, Kameel Stanley, & Keyonna Summers

Find sales faster via upgraded Westfield Malls smartphone app

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August

westfield.jpgWe’ve all been there, divas. You’re standing in front of the mall directory, trying to locate the little “You Are Here” icon and decipher which side of this hulking huge building faces north.

Not anymore, say the leaders of one chain of area malls.

Westfield Malls say navigating those sales just got a little easier thanks to upgrades to the chain’s smartphone app. The company has malls in Brandon, Tampa (Citrus Park) and Clearwater (Countryside).

According to a tutorial on the company’s website, the app – called Westfield 2.0 – allows shoppers to download mall maps and get detailed turn-by-turn directions to stores, bathrooms, ATMs and food.

That's not all. The chain boasts that shoppers can now make restaurant reservations, view movie trailers and show times, and purchase tickets right from their phones. Customers can also make shopping lists, search by product (which filter the results by price and store), or find sales in a single click.

And no need to waste time typing. Use the app’s voice command feature instead.

So far, the app is only available for iPhone users. But store officials say they expect to roll out an upgraded version soon for Android, Blackberry and other Apple products users, who can still check out the older version here.

Have any of you fashionistas out there used the app yet? Thumbs up or down?

Deal Diva Keyonna

Photo: westfield.com

[Last modified: Monday, August 6, 2012 3:33pm]

    

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