My favorite blogging community site BlogAdda recently published a contest where you could apply for free shopping up to Rs.5000 on Quikr.com and then get it reimbursed too after publishing a blog post about the entire process. I was really happy to hear about this as BlogAdda has been continuously doing great stuff for bloggers like the Tata Zest experience trip that we went to in Goa along with the best bloggers in India! I knew this would be a wonderful activity too and immediately signed up for the same! Quikr was advertised as “Buyer and Seller Ka Perfect Matchmaker” on the micro site put up on Blogadda site for Quikr Free Shopping Fiesta. I was impressed to know that Quikr had both an Quikr android app and a Quickr iOS app. I settled for the android app on my gionee phone. The installation and ease of use was very easy and without any trouble for me. I also clicked on “Apply Now” on Quikr Free Shopping Fiesta microsite to register myself for the blogging activity and was delighted to hear back from BlogAdda team that I have been shortlisted for the same!
When I opened the Quikr android app, I could see that sections are well divided into 12 main categories which are Cars & Bikes, Mobiles & Tablets, Electronics & Appliances, Real Estate, Home & Lifestyle, Jobs, Services, Entertainment, Education & Learning, Pets & Care, Community & Events and Matrimonial. There was also a “Recommended for you” section based on the area I was staying in and the interests that I was showing while browsing the ads on the app. There was also a Search icon on the right hand top corner which you could use if you knew exactly what you wanted to buy!
I clicked on the Search icon and there was a helpful tip which popped up as an overlay as I was using the app for the first time. The tip told me to select the city from where I’m looking for information, so that it is easier to sort and present the information. I was impressed by this helpful tip and I decided to select Bangalore as my city. As I wanted to buy an entry level smart phone for my mom, I decided to search for the new “Honor Holly” phone by Huawei as I had heard that it has got the best features available in the budget phone segment. Once I typed the phone name, I clicked on Search icon again to see the kind of results I would get.