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Recommendations Go Social with Wikets App

A new recommendation app has been launched which allows users to suggest the products and places they like to their friends, more like a digital word of mouth.

People are recommending the products and services they like to their friends and family members all the time. The Wikets app, developed by a company with the same name, allows users to do exactly that.

Users get points for recommending products and services to friends and get even more points when the recommendation gets converted to sale. The app allows users to link products from eBay, Amazon, iTunes and other e-commerce platforms and link great places to visit or to eat or dine via Yelp and Foursquare.

The company tracks the recommendations made by the users and gets an affiliate fee every time a purchase is made by one its recommendations.

Wikets has received $1.5 million in funding from Andreessen Horowitz and Battery Ventures and six other venture capital companies, Tech Crunch (opens in new tab) reports.

The service is significantly different from the review and recommendation apps that have flooded the market.

"From the standpoint of a friend if I can give you my 200 check-ins or 200 reviews or 200 recommendations, we feel that friends would much prefer 200 recommendations rather than reviews or check-ins," said Andy Park, CEO and co-founder at Wikets.

Ravi Mandalia

Ravi Mandalla was ITProPortal's Sub Editor (and a contributing writer) for two years from 2011. Based in Ahmedabad, India, Ravi is now the owner and founder of Parity Media Pvt. Ltd., a news and media company, which specializes in online publishing, technology news and analysis, reviews, web site traffic growth, web site UI. Ravi lists his specialist subjects as: Enterprise, IT, Technology, Gadgets, Business, High Net Worth Individuals, Online Publishing, Advertising, Marketing, Social Media, News, Reviews, Audio, Video, and Multi-Media. He has also previously worked as Dy. Manager - IT Security at (n)Code Solutions.