Deals from the inside
TheInsider allows users to locate happy hours, two for one deals and other similar specials in Wellington bars, cafes and restaurants. It finds the closest, highest rated and newest deals available, and allows the user to search and filter deals.
Users can also contribute by “liking” or “disliking” deals, suggesting deals to be added and removed, and sharing deals with friends.
The application is the invention of Wiretrapp Labs Ltd, a partnership between Niko Croskery and Jacob Duncan. The pair have been friends since teenagers.
“We both attended Tauranga Boys’ College together,” says Croskery. “I then headed to Wellington to study law, while Jacob headed to Dunedin to study software engineering.”
TheInsider is their first venture after university.
Croskery says when developing TheInsider their goal was to create a comprehensive data base of all available deals and TheInsider does not require the purchase of vouchers or redemption coupons, and is not limited to only listing deals from “participating retailers.”
“We have spent a lot of time developing TheInsider with a focus of the accuracy of its content, and have worked hard to develop an easy to use and intuitive user interface.
Croskery says they are now looking to expand the application to other New Zealand cities and are hoping to launch an Android version before the end of the year.
TheInsider is free to download on your iPhone.