AffinityClick, an Ottawa-based startup that launched HeroButton two months ago, prides itself in being the world’s greatest digital assistant for your mobile device.
Google Alerts may allow you to monitor the web for interesting content as it happens, but HeroButton can do so much more.
For example, you can get product and grocery promotions, concert or event announcements, available apartments, stock activity, movie premiere dates, hotel deals, and more. The app currently scans over 800 sites and has key integrations with iTunes, Craigslist, HotWire, and SongKick.
Users can create alerts through the voice activation tool, manually through the “new alert” icon, or by scanning a product barcode in-store (for products only).
The app is currently available for the iPhone for free and is coming soon for Android (early next year). HeroButton is currently ranked 20th in the App Store in the productivity category under “Top Free" in Canada, up from 30th last week, with over 10,500 downloads.