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New Mobile App Helps Merchants Redeem Deal Vouchers Instantly, Accurately at Point of Sale

(April 10, 2012)

TAMPA, Fla., April 10, 2012 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Ever wonder how merchants keep track of all the deal vouchers that come their way in the form of printouts, vouchers, and mobile app displays? A new app custom built by Haneke Design for Group Commerce Inc., the industry leading e-commerce platform built for the unique needs of publishers and merchants, just made that process a whole lot easier.

To ensure a great user experience, "we looked for a development partner for the Group Commerce Merchant app that had outstanding design and technical skills as well as an understanding of the mobile offers space," said Jonathan Kind, implementation manager of Group Commerce, Inc. "The Haneke Design team understood our needs immediately and created a highly intuitive and elegant app that integrates perfectly with our platform."

Available now for iPhone and iPad in the iTunes App Store, the Group Commerce Merchant app allows Group Commerce clients to quickly redeem vouchers presented by their customers at the point of sale. Instead of dealing with the hassle of checking off names on paper lists, merchants simply use their device camera to scan a voucher the customer presents on their mobile device or on paper. If no bar code is available, the merchant simply types the voucher code into the app.

Group Commerce needed the app to work regardless of whether an internet connection was available, since connections at merchant locations can be spotty or intermittent. Haneke designed the app so that once a merchant re-establishes an internet connection, it will synch and transmit the stored data. The redemption status of the merchant's offers is immediately updated in Group Commerce's Merchant Portal, eliminating the need for paper lists and ensuring accuracy.

"We're very proud of this app and honored to have had the chance to work with Group Commerce and their team," said Jody Haneke, president of Haneke Design. "Our belief is that apps that have the greatest utility and likelihood of use multiple times per day, if not all day long, are the ones that will be most relevant by making life easier for businesses and consumers. As our specialization in these types of applications grows, we are seeing how the role of apps is evolving and bringing that knowledge for the benefit of our clients and their customers."

About Haneke Design

Haneke Design is an interactive design and development firm focused on delivering user-centered solutions for desktop, mobile and tablet devices. With offices in Tampa and Denver, Haneke Design works with some of the world's leading brands and advertising agencies to deliver multi-platform, cross-device campaigns. Additionally, Haneke Design helps SMB and enterprise customers mobilize their web applications and web services. These solutions integrate seamlessly, are easy to use and deliver bottom line results.

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