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Introducing: PinPointing

PinPointing is the newest way to discover Zappos products based on a Pinterest user’s pins! Look up any Pinterest username and check out the breadth of fun products we think that user will love based on their pins and boards. If you’re digging what you see, you can pin them directly to your Pinterest boards. Or if you find yourself feeling like pinning won’t satisfy your shopping bug, go ahead and check out the product details and other similar products.

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Stumped on what to get your friend for their birthday? Search for your buddy’s Pinterest username and we’ll show you products your friend might like. Imagine their bewilderment as they unwrap their gift revealing that special something that reflects their unique style perfectly!

So how do we do this? For each Pinterest user, we look at their pin descriptions and board names. We then match the keywords with hundreds of thousands of Zappos products and show you the products with a common theme. If you pinned a neon purse, we may recommend other neon products you might like. If you have a board called My Future Wedding, we’ll show you the perfect dresses and accessories for that special occasion.

What are you waiting for? It’s time for some pinteresting discoveries. Start pinning and exploring now! START PINPOINTING!

Zappos.com IOS Updates!

Hi folks! We've been keeping busy here in the mobile team and wanted to feature our most recent 2.2 release because it has quite a few enhancements that make this a pretty awesome release for both our iPhone and iPad app. The first thing you'll notice when you download the updated 2.2 release from the App Store is an updated homescreen on the iPhone. We've added some of the look of the regular Zappos.com website, added quicker category browsing and simplified things a bit overall. You'll also notice that when you login we'll recognize that you're a VIP!

As you start searching and filtering, you'll find that more categories and relevant subcategories are available to you than before. This should make finding what you're looking for much easier. Once you've found that product, take a look at our images and we've included high-res images where you can pinch and zoom to get a better look. Finally, if you want to share this product, we're leveraging iOS 5's native Twitter integration to allow you to tweet an image and link to the product you're viewing (additionally you can share via email or text message).

Definitely a cool release, so what are you waiting for? Get the newest Zappos iPad app HERE! :)

Here's Nolan O'Brien, a mobile engineer on our team, to go over the features in this quick video:

Sincerely,

Alex Kirmse - Mobile Team