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Is this the future of bricks and mortar mall shopping?

Developer description

Cartogram brings detailed knowledge of indoor maps to your smartphone. We have over 10,000 ... More

Editor's review Page 1 of 3

Published 18 Feb 2016

Retail is a rather sad state of affairs these days, isn't it? The stores seem to be getting bigger and the staff levels seem to be getting smaller. In some of the bigger department stores now it's hard to find a counter to pay at, let alone finding someone to show you where a specific item is on the shelves. I'm sure this suits the owners of the store because they can cut their staffing costs, but it can be a time consuming nightmare for consumers. So maybe it's time for a slightly different approach.

Cartogram is a product location app for Android that delivers detailed indoor store maps of hundreds of retailers that will allow you to search for specific products and show you exactly where they are on the shelves. At the moment they have over 10,000 indoor maps indexed and product searched. To make life even easier, if you are in a mall you can search for a specific product name and the app will search every shop in the building and tell you where you can find the exact item you are looking for.

With the way retail is going at the moment I can only see more and more uses for Cartogram. It seems pretty obvious to me that retailers want to cut costs anywhere they can these days in order to maintain their bottom line. Sadly, cutting down on staff numbers is usually the first place they start. I...