Milo.com Puts Local Product Search in the Palm of Android-Holding Hands

Milo.com Releases Android App to Fetch Local Products and Prices and Empower Shoppers on-the-Go

Oct 28, 2010, 09:00 ET from Milo.com

PALO ALTO, Calif., Oct. 28 /PRNewswire/ -- Milo.com (http://milo.com), the online leader in local shopping, today announced its first mobile application developed for Android users. Milo Local Shopping, free and now available in beta, is the only app in the Android Market to search the inventory systems of local stores in real-time and tell on-the-go shoppers what's currently in-stock where, and who has the best local price.

Milo's Android app uses geo-location technology to identify a user's location and return product availability results specific to their coordinates. Every search automatically checks through millions of products and the shelves of more than 50,000 stores, which cover categories ranging from toys and games to apparel and electronics, and include national retailers such as Best Buy, Nordstrom, Target, and Toys "R" Us, among others. As the most important time of the retail season approaches, Milo.com has made it easy for its users to remotely search for the hottest holiday gifts on-the-go and find what local stores have them in-stock.

"Because our users are top of mind, we knew that launching a Milo mobile app would be instrumental before the holiday shopping season—it's ideal for both the time-strapped and price-conscious shopper," said Jack Abraham, founder and CEO of Milo.com. "Say you see the perfect pair of fall boots walking down the street. We'll not only show you local stores that carry them, but we'll make sure they're available in the size and color you want, so you don't waste a trip. And we'll do the same for all those hot holiday toys that are just starting to hit—and fly off—your local store shelves."

With Milo Local Shopping, users can see which nearby stores actually have a product in-stock, where those stores are located and how the price at one store compares to another down the block. One swipe allows shoppers to access product specifications, user reviews and more—arming them with the benefits of Amazon-style details as they stroll through local malls or cruise through their neighborhoods. And, with real-time local sale prices, Milo's first mobile app makes finding a nearby deal faster and more accessible than ever.

To see how Milo.com can help you find locally available products on the go, download Milo Local Shopping from the Android Market.

About Milo.com (http://milo.com)

Milo.com makes local shopping easy by enabling consumers to research products online and find them in-stock at a local store. The leader in the local product search space, Milo.com tracks the real-time availability and prices of more than 3 million products at 50,000 stores across the U.S. By combining the detailed product information and user reviews available online with the immediate and tangible benefits of shopping in local stores, Milo.com provides users the best of both worlds and makes it easy to research a variety of products, find the right prices and find in-stock items near you. Based in Palo Alto, Calif., Milo.com boasts leadership from comScore and Google, and is backed by True Ventures and prominent Silicon Valley investors and entrepreneurs from Mint.com, PayPal, Yelp, YouTube, and others. For more information, please visit http://milo.com.

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