Milton residents invited to pilot mobile apps, Emoggo and LooksAR pro for an augmented reality experience to create community spirit and support local businesses

MILTON, Ontario, Dec 7, 2020 /PRNewswire / — Emoggo, Inc. announced a marketing partnership aimed at helping independent retailers and restaurants during this holiday season.

Starting December 5 anyone with a smartphone can participate in the Great Gift Hunt, an augmented reality treasure hunt. Users will locate a special poster with the Emoggo app, then scan it with the LooksAR pro app to reveal virtual presents that will be sent to the North Pole.  As a reward for successfully finding the virtual presents, users receive interactive messages from local businesses that could include a free gift, discount on purchases, holiday prizes or other incentives. Emoggo will also send out messages to Gift Hunters when new gift locations are spotted.

Close to 500 Milton businesses, including independent retailers, restaurants and personal service providers are already on Emoggo. Consumers are encouraged to download the Emoggo app from the Google Play and Apple App stores. The Emoggo mobile community database includes information such as store hours, location and promotions.

Local business owners can participate in the Great Gift Hunt for free and Emoggo will make a small donation to one of these not for profit organizations: Community Foundation of Halton North, the Milton Santa Claus Parade fund or Re:Soul Youth Centre on their behalf.

The LooksAR pro creation suite and universal app will be integrated with Emoggo so that shoppers can reveal the Augmented Reality ‘treasures’ during the hunt.

“LooksAR pro brings augmented reality to the masses with it’s click to create suite that allows anyone to create augmented reality experiences. Our marketing partnership with Emoggo is an important industry use case we’re excited to develop in partnership with the Emoggo team”, said Ruslan Federenko, CEO and President of M2F, Inc., the developers of LooksAR pro.

“Small businesses have sacrificed a lot this year”, said Emoggo Founder, Lisa Denis, “We are so excited to leverage LooksAR pro to create a memorable and safe experience for consumers in one of Canada’s fastest growing communities and continue in our mission to mobilize businesses, the community and local economies.”

Local businesses and organizations can learn more and enroll here:

Consumers wanting to support local businesses and participate in the Great Gift Hunt can learn more and download the app here:

Learn more about LooksAR pro here:

About Emoggo
Founded by long-time Milton resident Lisa Denis, Emoggo was launched to encourage people to explore their communities – find the shortcuts and the hidden gems. Emoggo invites people to discover a renewed sense of community and get connected to the places they live, work and play. What’s in a name? Emo is a Latin verb meaning to buy, gain, acquire, obtain. Go is what
we want you to do. The second ‘g’ is just for fun.

About LooksAR pro
LooksAR pro is a special full AR creative suite that is designed to create applications with augmented reality. LooksAR pro allows you to create your own experiences in AR by adding markers and using LooksAR pro app as viewing app OR to create your own white label apps with your own functionality options using LooksAR pro SDK.