What Spot Now makes an iPhone app and mobile website that displays live images — captured by its trademarked “SpotCam” Wi-Fi cameras — inside neighborhood venues. The experience is designed to be a passive way to discover nearby venues and a practical alternative to the location-sharing services offered by Foursquare (foursquare) or Facebook (Facebook). It too, however, traffics in the deals space with place-based promotions for users to redeem.
With What Spot Now’s live views and realtime updates, you can check out what’s happening at your favorite restaurants, bars, cafés, and coffee shops before you go, and get access to exclusive promotions.
For business owners, What Spot Now is a marketing tool that allows consumers to connect with your business.
Should you choose to frequent a local bar with a special, you can use the app to redeem your discount. What Spot Now employs a scratch-off mechanism that will activate a redemption code. Everything is meant to be time sensitive, though, so the code will expire five minutes after you activate it.