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Our coolest Android app version goes LIVE!

Today we are excited to release our new version of the Android app.

In this version we’ve completely overhauled our popular Android app and baked in some exciting new features. Our goal was to create an app that people want to use — not have to use!

New features include the following:

1.  Deals are now clickable in the Vantage Circle emails and once clicked, the corresponding deal will open up in our mobile app.

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2. Our app is white labelled for InfyGold+, HCL Cuts and Offers, Erideals, GE Employee Advantage, Wipro Advantage, Mydeals@capgemini, TechMahindra Privilege and also for various other Employee Privilege Platforms in India.

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3. Another cool feature that we are serving is an app to app communication happening between our app and the Flipkart app.

This means that for Online deals, it gets even easier to avail Vantage Points. When a Vantage Circle app user clicks to get  a Flipkart deal, he/she will be redirected to the respective product page in the Flipkart app and once a purchase has been made, Flipkart will track it and we will award Vantage Points depending on the order amount and item category.

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4. We have completely changed the way filter works in our app,  making it easier for users to precisely zero down to the deals they are looking for!

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5. A new section “My Vantage Points” has been added to the left hand navigation.  A quick glance and the users will know how many Vantage Points they have as well as the Debit/Credit history of the points .

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Currently, in order to redeem Vantage Points, a user has to login to the web. We plan to add this feature in the next release of the mobile app as well.

Popular options from the past version remain, only that we have made them better and faster, including real time information of the deals as per user location with Google Maps enabled navigation. Infinity scrolling  of deals is happening at a lightning speed :)

Existing users can install the update  from Google Play for Android(versions 3.0 and above), though the app may automatically update depending on device settings.

New users can download it for free from the official Google app play store.

Google Play: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.bargaintechnologies.vantagecircle

Try It, Rate It, We promise to make our apps even better!

 

 

The mobile app journey so far…

No more “Roti, Kapda aur Makan” are considered to be the bare essentials for living. For me and my generation, added to that list is “Mobile”! With a mobile in hand, we are like the super human beings who can do anything we wish to.

Mobile phones have today reached every nook and corner of India, and to enable our valued users, avail  the privileges, offered by Vantage Circle anywhere, anytime,  we have developed mobile apps for all three popular platforms in India – Android, iPhone and Windows.

Our mobile app development journey began about a year back, when we were looking at cross – platform frameworks to develop our mobile app and we stumbled upon Appcelerator Titanium. The learning curve of Titanium was steep but being based on JavaScript we were able to get a prototype out soon. We published our first version of both Android and iPhone app built on Titanium.

But soon we realised the huge percentage of Android users in India, and with a native Android developer joining the team, we decided to taste native land, switching over to developing the Android app in Java. Our Windows app, as well is developed using native C# in Visual Studio development environment. But for the iPhone app we are still leveraging the power of Titanium.

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Vantage Circle is constantly striving to enhance its mobile apps, both in terms of appearance and  functionality, always with the aim of providing a  better experience to the users.

Very soon we will be showcasing our next version of the Android app which will have drastic UI changes catering to the changes introduced by the new Android 5.0 Lollipop release . A new much improved version of the iPhone app, will also follow suit  supporting the new iOS 8 SDK as well as the new bigger iPhones in town – iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus!

Try It, Rate It, We promise to make our apps even better!

To download our app please visit:

Google Play: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.bargaintechnologies.vantagecircle

iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/in/app/vantage-circle/id869311123?mt=8&ign-mpt=uo%3D4

Windows Store:http://www.windowsphone.com/en-in/store/app/vantage-circle/f34da729-c536-4d44-b1cc-cf0f74b084bb

 

 

EXCLUSIVE DEALS improved for better!

Hello there!

One of the main highlights of Vantage Circle are the exclusive privileges for corporate employees. Exclusive Deals is one of the oldest features running on our platform since past few years. Over a period of time, we realized the need to improve various aspects of exclusive deals – user interface, search feature, quality of deals offered, number of brands catered, etc. We realized the need to present exclusive deals to our users in such way that they should be availed with minimum possible friction.

Thus, Vantage Circle’s technical and sales team brainstormed various ideas to implement exclusive deals in the most efficient and cost effective way. After tweaking in a lot of UI elements as well as improved deal offerings, our exclusive deals feature usage increased drastically by 50% in just 2 weeks!

And hence, we thought of unfolding some great features that make our exclusive deals special and which enhance your experience while you look up for your favorite deal on our website!

The top 6 features that make our exclusive deals really privileged:

  • We offer 10 or more distinct categories to pick exclusive privileges from – Restaurants, Electronics, Health, Spa and Salon, Accessories, Home, Travel, Automobile, Gifts, and Others.categories
  • The newly implemented location based filtering for your city of residence makes it extremely easy to look for offers that are closest to you. Our smart location based filter allows you to search only for those deals that are meaningful to you depending on where you are! There is absolutely no need to hunt down what you need from a pile full of deals – we make it quick, simple, and focused!

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  • The interactive maps on the deals make it easier to look up for a restaurant or your favorite apparel store! Exact location details along with contact details allows you to quickly approach your favorite store!

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  • Our detailed ‘How to Avail’ section covers every detail about availing the deal along with easy to understand terms and conditions which makes your experience only better while getting a deal.

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  • It is now simple to find related deals from the same brand just by scrolling to the bottom of the page of a deal!

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  • You can also share your favorite deals with your family, friends, and colleagues either through Facebook or via email by providing multiple email addresses.

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Oh, and did we mention that every deal presented to you on Vantage Circle is surely tailored to benefit the employees for your organization, and hence, you get to BE PRIVILEGED ALWAYS!

Visit Exclusive Deals : https://www.vantagecircle.com/exclusivedeals/index

Want a corporate privilege program for your employees? Please contact us at https://www.vantagecircle.com/site/contactus

Our Footprints on the Social Media!

For all those who love their social networking sites, can now follow us on Facebook, LinkedIn, and Twitter. Look out for some interesting campaigns which may run soon on these social networking platforms. Till then, Be Privileged Always!

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/vantagecircle

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/vantage-circle

Twitter: https://twitter.com/VantageCircle

Red Carpet – We are changing the way you get privileges from your favorite Brands !

Through this blog, we would like to get our readers and users a step closer to one of the favorite sections on the Vantage Circle website – The Red Carpet. Before we delve into talking about this featured section, here is a quick synopsis of who we are!

Vantage Circle has been a leading source of exceptional privileges and offers for corporate users across India from various leading brands. Vantage Circle is an online corporate employee privilege platform, where users can engage with various brands through different mediums like exclusive deals, online deals, card deals, red carpet, mailers, contests, surveys, polls, etc. This platform has a user-base of 300,000+ employees from some of the top corporates in India like HCL, Tech Mahindra, HP, Deloitte, Infosys, WIPRO, Aricent, GE, Mu Sigma, Capgemini, Ericsson, Bausch & Lomb, and Encore. On this platform we have a range of exclusive privileges across varied categories and segments, offered to employees. Be it dining, holidays, hospitals, utilities or insurance, we currently provide 400-plus hand picked privileges which are specially personalized and customized as per employee demographics, usage, and preferences. Currently, we are working with more than 200 brands such as Samsung, Tata Motors, redBus.in, cleartrip.com, Tata Sky, Carat Lane, Toyota, Croma, Mahindra First Choice, Futurebazaar.com, Apollo Pharmacy, Nissan, Blackberry, BMW, etc and more than 190 vendors across India.

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What?

The Red Carpet section on the Vantage Circle website allows a corporate registered user to be up close with various brands and avail privileges directly via brand promoted surveys, quizzes, and interesting contests.

This essentially is a Red Carpet between the privileged user and the Brand.

Why?

One of the best things about the Red Carpet section is that, every brand put up here comes up with customized offers and privileges that are designed exclusively for corporate members.

All the brands listed on our Red Carpet page have exciting gifts and special prizes to be won upon participation in these activities. We announce these winners every month on our Red Carpet section. Another reason why users would be interested in participating in these activities is to earn credits (reward points) redeemable on high value gift vouchers. Each point is directly equivalent to INR 1 which makes the points credible and meaningful.

How?

In order to earn rewards points, users can periodically participate in brand related surveys and quizzes presented in this section. In most cases, after answering a quiz, you may also invite your colleagues and friends to register at Vantage Circle, and thereby earn even more reward points!

Where?

Login here to view our Red Carpet page: https://www.vantagecircle.com/microsite/index

Some of the recent brands at Vantage Circle that have been favorite among our users – Air France, Nicorette, American Express, Bajaj Allianz, Furlenco, Tata Motors, Nissan, BMW, Datsun, Blackberry, Happi – to name a few.

We believe that this is the most unique way of introducing brands to the users which certainly is a win-win situation for the brands as well the corporate users!

Welcome to the Red Carpet!

Vantage Circle Mobile App says Hello World!

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Vantage Circle launched its first Android based mobile app on 17th July 2014. Now get the best privileges hand-picked from over 950 national and international brands, anywhere, anytime on your mobile device with the official Vantage Circle Android app. Our app is designed keeping in mind what customers look for when they are on the move, thus offering real time offers.

After the successful launch of the Android app, Vantage Circle soon launched the iOS supported app on 9th September 2014, and since then there has been no looking back! We are now on track to roll out our Windows phone app soon! Check out some of the cool things that our app can do-

Special Features :

  • Explore latest offers anytime and anywhere
  • An intuitive, user friendly interface that will enable signed-in users browse through multiple product categories and also do a quick keyword search
  • Users can simply click on the “Get It” button and avail the coupon code and other details needed to avail the deal. No debit or credit card required!
  • An Online Deals section featuring India’s most loved brands such as Flipkart, Myntra, etc. are now just a click away!
  • A Public Deals section featuring deals not just for corporate users but also open to all

Upcoming Features:

  • No need to carry printouts of vouchers for restaurants and shops
  • The app also supports location based offers and privileges

Try It, Rate It, We promise to make it even better!

To download our app please visit:

Google Play: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.bargaintechnologies.vantagecircle
iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/in/app/vantage-circle/id869311123?mt=8&ign-mpt=uo%3D4