Tuesday will mark the launch of The Hunt — a beta Web app that gamifies retail, sfgate.com reported.

Users of the application post a photo of an apparel item they wish to purchase and then an army of about 60,000 volunteer 'hunters' will hit the streets in search of an item matching the one in the photo. If users buy that match, the hunter gets a point.

The founder, Tim Winegarten, hopes to make shopping more fun than "Angry Birds" — "it seems to give girls this sense of altruism and expertise — shopping for friends already is a game for them; this just gives them a platform."

Read more about social media.

Related Content

User Comments – Give us your opinion!
Products & Services

Cisco LCD Professional Series Displays

http://global.networldalliance.com/new/images/products/lcd_display_100.gif

3243/Cisco-LCD-Professional-Series-Displays

Olea Metrolite Kiosk

http://global.networldalliance.com/new/images/products/6305.png

6305/Olea-Metrolite-Kiosk

Olea Casino Loyalty Kiosks

http://global.networldalliance.com/new/images/products/6297.png

6297/Olea-Casino-Loyalty-Kiosks

LG 42LN541C

http://global.networldalliance.com/new/images/products/6449.png

6449/LG-42LN541C

LG 42WS50BS-B

http://global.networldalliance.com/new/images/products/6443.png

6443/LG-42WS50BS-B

Brand extension

http://global.networldalliance.com/new/images/products/6641.png

6641/Brand-extension

Olea Tuscon Kiosk

http://global.networldalliance.com/new/images/products/4330.png

4330/Olea-Tuscon-Kiosk

Advanced Wireless

http://global.networldalliance.com/new/images/products/6635.png

6635/Advanced-Wireless

SLABB X9E Kiosk

http://global.networldalliance.com/new/images/products/7049.png

7049/SLABB-X9E-Kiosk

Slabb X10 Informational Wayfinding Kiosk

http://global.networldalliance.com/new/images/products/6473.png

6473/Slabb-X10-Informational-Wayfinding-Kiosk

Vend and PayPal White Paper
CONNECT 2014 Mobile Innovation Summit
Request Information From Suppliers
Save time looking for suppliers. Complete this form to submit a Request for Information to our entire network of partners.