An app to help with a gift for Mom

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With only five shopping days left until Mother's Day, anyone without a gift idea may be starting to panic. The new mobile application UrGiftIn is designed to ease the shopping angst.

The free iPhone app lets people build wish lists and invite family and friends to join a "gifting community." They can tap into their Facebook friend network or build their own customized list of family and friends.

The app can draw information directly from a person's Amazon wish list. Or if Mom wants something from a brick and mortar store, simply photograph the barcode and the item is uploaded to the wish list.

Gift givers can then access the list and order items on it directly from the app.

UrGiftIn lets siblings pitch in for more expensive items.

And the app shows which gifts already have been purchased, avoiding duplicate gifts.

-- Adrian McCoy,

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

lifestyle


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