Facedeals: Facebook Check-Ins Using Just Your Face

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Mon, Aug 13th, 2012 21:00 by capnasty NEWS

Remember that scene from The Minority Report, when now-fugitive PreCrime captain John Anderton enters the GAP and the advertising starts talking to him, directly? We're almost there. The Facedeals system uses a camera mounted in businesses allowing users to check-in easily by simply waltzing in.

Facebook check-ins are a powerful mechanism for businesses to deliver discounts to loyal customers, yet few businesses -- and fewer customers -- have realized it. A search for businesses with active deals in our area turned up a measly six offers. The odds we?ll ever be at one of those six spots are low (a strip club and photography studio among them), and the incentives for a check-in are not nearly enticing enough for us to take the time. So we set out to evolve the check-in and sweeten the deal, making both irresistible. We call it Facedeals.

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