Discount-tracking app thrives from Russian slowdown



A mobile phone application that helps Russian shoppers find the best discount deals in supermarkets has reached more than two million users, tapping into a new mood of thrift after the worst economic crisis in years hit Russia.
Natalia Shagarina conceived the app while she was on maternity leave in 2012 as a niche product to allow women at home with young children to stretch their household budgets by tracking down discounted goods.
But the economic crisis, caused by low oil prices and made worse by Western sanctions imposed on Russia over the conflict in Ukraine, created a market for... read more

 
5 October 2016 in Science &Technology, Views: 46
Source: Reuters
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