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20 Informative Consumer Apps

These Consumer Resources Help Shoppers Make Informed Choices

— April 13, 2016 — Tech
Connected shoppers of today frequently turn to consumer resources like testimonial apps and peer product review websites for the purpose of making informed purchasing decisions. These conscious consumers want to support brands that mirror their own desires for authenticity and passion about products. As such, consumers are making the most of apps that can tell them everything about a product's origins, ingredients and processing, as well as a brand's stance on certain ethical or even social issues.

Some of the most empowering examples of these consumer resources include apps like Think Dirty and the Environmental Working Group's Skin Deep, which highlight toxic chemicals that can be found in cosmetics. Apps like Glia and HowGood work similarly, but with a focus on ethical food.

Rather than zeroing in on a particular issue, OpenLabel and Buycott are examples of apps that give consumers a place to voice their concerns about everything from GMO ingredients and fair trade labor to animal testing. In the process of drawing awareness to these issues, these apps also shape consumer perspectives and influence long-term purchasing habits.
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Comprehensive Coffee-Finding Apps
Comprehensive Coffee-Finding Apps
This App Helps You Find the Top Coffee Spots In London
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Product Testimonial Apps
Product Testimonial Apps
The 'Picky' App is a Free Video Service for Reviewing Products
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Crowdsourced Feedback Apps
Crowdsourced Feedback Apps
This App Helps You Contribute to the Betterment of Google Services
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Informatively Local Apps
Informatively Local Apps
The Amazon Echo App Fills You In On Local Businesses and Services
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Comparative Insurance Apps
Comparative Insurance Apps
This App Empowers Young People to Enroll In Health Insurance Plans
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Originating Produce Platforms
Originating Produce Platforms
The OriginTrail App Traces Where Store-Bought Food Comes From
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Informative Investment Apps
Informative Investment Apps
The Abakus App Helps Investors Better Assess Property Portfolios
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Crowd Polling Apps
Crowd Polling Apps
Crowdsource Opinions From Friends and Poll the Public with 'PollPic'
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Annonymous Complaint Platforms
Annonymous Complaint Platforms
Service App's Protect Feature Eliminates the Need for Human Support
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Video Product Feedback Platforms
Video Product Feedback Platforms
dscout Sprint Gets Company Video Feedback on New Products
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Cost-Comparing Healthcare Apps
Cost-Comparing Healthcare Apps
The FH Cost Lookup CT App Compares Costs Of Medical Services
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Live Chat Integration Software
Live Chat Integration Software
Conversity Can Include Live Support Chat Functions Into Apps
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Social Boycotting Apps
Social Boycotting Apps
This App Makes It Easier for Consumers to Support Ethical Campaigns
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Business-Messaging Services
Business-Messaging Services
The Hero App Allows Consumers to Communicate with Companies
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Empowering Consumer Apps
Empowering Consumer Apps
The Crowdsourced OpenLabel App Helps Consumers Voice Opinions
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Online Shop Messaging Apps
Online Shop Messaging Apps
Tictail Offers Real Customer Service to Online Shoppers
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Restaurant Sommelier Apps
Restaurant Sommelier Apps
Vivino's Wine App Helps Patrons Decipher an Eatery's Menu
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Content-Delivering Pet Apps
Content-Delivering Pet Apps
This On Demand Veterinary Healthcare Platform is Very Informative
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Cosmetic Tracking Apps
Cosmetic Tracking Apps
The Stash Beauty Shopping App Alerts You to When Products are On Sale
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Ethical Shopping Apps
Ethical Shopping Apps
Glia Enables Conscious Consumerism by Matching You with Moral Retail Options
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