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Groolu

Online Daily Deal Aggregator


Tiny
Published 04/19/2012 and rated Ratingstars4 4 out of 5 stars
by Shel Gatto
What can you use the app for?

Groolu is a group coupon and discount search. Users can browse available deals by city and see what is available. Each item is listed with the name of the deal, percentage off, time left, price and a small image to go with it. Groolu lists many U.S. cities, including Pittsburgh, Detroit, Harrisburg, Honolulu, Albany, Buffalo Anchorage, Denver, Cleveland, Milwaukee, Nashville and New York. The user can click on deals they are interested in to view the official page for the item or discount. Groolu pulls deals from Adility Daily Deal, Groupon, LivingSocial and Tippr however users will notice that a majority of the deals in many cities are almost exclusively from Groupon.

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What is the history and popularity of the app?

Groolu was born out of the growing popularity of the daily deal website. The application saves users time by combining deals for multiple sites and listing them by location. Groolu hasn’t seen extensive popularity, however some websites offer a version for download that lets users view coupons from their browser. The service is helpful and covers many major cities. Most cities have at least 30 or more coupons available.

What are the differences to other apps?

Daily deal websites are everywhere. Groolu offers a service that takes the content from those sites and makes it easier to browse. The application covers a lot of geographic territory, making it easier for most users to find coupons for their local area. The service doesn’t actually work out deals with merchants or provide discounts directly. All that is left up to the individual services Groolu works with. The site is merely a quicker way to see all available deals in a specific city or region.

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How does the web app look and feel to use?

Groolu has a fun, modern design that manages to stay neat and tidy despite the number of cities it covers. The homepage focuses on four long columns of city links. The user can browse easy enough because the locations are organized alphabetically. After clicking a city, the user can view a list of available deals and coupons, with all the most important information displayed and no clutter to distract or confuse.

How does the registration process work?

Groolu is simply a way to find daily deals offered by third party websites. The service does not handle any of the actual purchase process. No account is required to browse Groolu’s listings. The site doesn’t offer a registration feature, which is a good thing. Making users sign in just to view listings made on other websites would only deter them from trying Groolu. Anyone can stop by and browse right away without providing any personal information.

What does it cost to use the application?

Charging a fee for a service like Groolu offers would be the best way to kill the website. While the application is helpful, it doesn’t provide anything worthy of a subscription. Anyone can explore Groolu’s listings for free. There are no subscription fees and the user is not required to make any purchases. Although many will find ways to spend money, it is not a requirement to use the website.

Who would you recommend the application to?

Groolu is ideal for users who frequently visit Groupon, LivingSocial, Adility and Tippr or any combination of those websites. The application lets users explore available deals by location. The site seems to favor Groupon deals over the other three (either that or the deals simply aren’t there). Users can stop by as often as they like or install the browser version to save time.

  • Explore current daily deals by city
  • View deals from multiple websites
  • Access deals directly from the listing
  • See total number of deals for each city
  • Downloadable browser versions available


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