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National Union of Students unveils free app with Code Computerlove

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By Ishbel Macleod | PR and social media consultant

March 1, 2013 | 2 min read

The National Union of Students (NUS) has unveiled an extra student discount companion app to allow students to find discounts nearby to them, wherever they are in the UK.

The free app was created by Code Computerlove, and allows users to find local stores and leisure outlets that offer NUS extra cardholder discounts either on a map or search by keyword, category or location.

Tim Peel from Code Computerlove said: “The NUS Extra Discount Companion app is a Hybrid HTML5 app built using PhoneGap (Cordova), so it’s optimised for multiple devices.

“Students have relevant information at their fingertips and can see what deals are around them at any moment. It is a true companion app, which adds value to the NUS extra card as a whole.”

Sharon Leeson, head of commercial development at NUS Services Limited, said: “Multi-platform digital innovation, with mobile at the core, is instrumental to NUS extra’s continued growth and remains a key part of our strategy. We’re continually developing new ways to help students get the most out of their cards, as well as attract new users, and the new app is a major step forward. Our aim is to extend the app to smaller businesses as well as the large partners brands we currently have on board.”

The app can be personalised with customised lists and favourites.

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