Grant My Wish won another feature, this time on the prestigious Know Your Mobile blog.
“You can set a target – the present you think the recipient would like – and how long the group has to achieve the required funds.
Friends, family and colleagues can then have a virtual whip-around and donate money towards the gift, which can be something like a Ferrari driving experience or a physical gift like a coffee maker – products are being added all the time. If you’re indecisive, you can opt for the random selection and the app will choose something for you.
Once a gift is chosen, the app will notify people when a new donation has been added. For those who are a little tight with money, the app doesn’t say how much each person donates so nobody can call you a cheapskate.
There’s no need to count all the money, plus there’s an option to login via Facebook if you don’t want to set up an account.
You can make a payment via PayPal or credit card for peace of mind and more than 100 videos can be viewed from within the app to give you an idea of what you are getting for your money.
For those who like a good deal, there’s a group purchase benefit, similar to Groupon or LivingSocial. Let’s say a lot of people are interested in taking the Ariel Atom car out in London. Because the developer knows there’s a big demand, it gives them the bargaining power to try and get a reduction from the supplier, which could benefit you, the paying customer.
This links to location-based tracking and means you can see which offers are happening near you.
Grant My Wish is available on iPhone for free, and in November 17 it will land on Android, assuming all goes to plan. A Windows Phone 7 version is on the cards but the developer is holding back to see how the platform fares.”