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Guyana’s mobile marketing, news delivery get boost

Last Updated on Wednesday, 25 March 2015, 11:33 by GxMedia

Mobile marketing and the delivery of information and entertainment in Guyana have been given another significant boost with the launching of a new mobile app called “SmartSure Guyana”.

Plans are also in the pipeline to expand similar types of ads for other Caribbean countries.

“SmartSure Guyana” , which can be downloaded from the Google Play Store by clicking here or Facebook at  , has been developed by a local Information Technology (IT) solutions company, BroadLink Development. “The mobile app is an e-commerce solution dedicated to Guyanese,” says CEO Sheldon Blair.

He described he app, which is available for Android systems, as “the first of its kind on the mobile platform and e-commerce industry in Guyana & the Caribbean. He explained that the new mobile app allows online shopping (buy, sell and bid) on items locally.

All payments for the SmartStore are secured by PayPal Inc. which makes the app a comfort to users so they can enjoy shopping with confidence at the palm of their hands, he assured.

The Mobile App also features a News & Sports section powered by Demerara Waves Online News ( News Source Guyana. Entertainment updates are powered by Guyana Chronicle Online.

Key highights of the SmartSure Guyana mobile app are:

·         Live Radio Player (Free Streaming of HJ 94.1 Boom FM &Radio Guyana )

·         Real Estate (Property listing for houses, apartments and office spaces)

·         Vehicle Show Room (Listing of vehicles for sale in Guyana)

·         Online Orders (Ordering from other website e.g. Amazon & eBay)

·         Cellphone Top-up (Local top-up for Digicel and GT&T subscribers)

·         Employment Listings ( Local employment opportunities )

Blair further announced that SmartSure Antigua mobile app should be released in May 2015, followed by Trinidad in July 2015. “The SmartSure services aims are to create a localized mobile solution for countries in the Caribbean,” he said.

Smartphones & Tablet users will be able to reach markets across their respective countries and around the Caribbean in the near future using SmartSure mobile apps, he said.