Want to find local food and drink deals? Cellism hopes you can wait to appease that growling tummy and use their new MealDeals iPhone, Android and Blackberry smartphone app to save money before spending your cash and filling your belly.
The app is the newest offering in the mobile marketing space for restaurants and eateries hoping to market to locals and visitors in the area. Yesterday, we covered 99 Apps, which is making $99 customized iPhone apps for restaurants and requiring a monthly fee if the restaurant wants to edit content and add deals. MealDeals is also big on the number 99, but this app will charge advertisers $99 per month for each campaign.
Restaurants in California, Chicago and New York have been piloting the platform for the past three months to promote new menu items and specials. Elio D’ Urzo, Owner of Sapore Italiano Ristorante in California was quoted in the release as saying, “MealDeals helps us get more exposure and extends our marketing efforts to reach many more customers.”
The system currently carries over 7000 web and mobile coupons. Over 30 restaurants in Denver are set to begin their mobile advertising campaigns on the platform soon. Users can download the application free on their mobile devices and find coupons for nearby restaurants.