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The Hunt, a community-driven app that helps users find items from unspecified photos, has launched an updated experience. In its latest version, user-generated tags play an integral role in starting, solving, and discovering hunts. "What we noticed is that users also built a weekly habit of coming to The Hunt to browse the latest trends and solve Hunts—driving over 3 million tag clicks and searches per week," Tim Weingarten, CEO and founder of The Hunt, explains. "This is why we built the next generation of The Hunt to organize the app all around tags, which makes for a richer experience."
The Hunt's community of over 3 million members help find items (whether fashion or for the home) from photos posted by fellow users. Tags act like hashtags on Instagram and help narrow down results for a more customized experience. Although this app may sound similar to the other social shopping platforms that are also coming out of the area, The Hunt has drawn high-profile support from entertainment heavyhitters like Tyra Banks and Ashton Kutcher.
Chances are high that a quick browse on The Hunt will lead to an unexpected discovery of an item that you will just have to buy. Unfortunately, chances are also high that those exact items are no longer available (thanks to old images used as inspiration). That said, give it a try—you just might spark your next online shopping and styling addiction.
· The Hunt [Official Site]
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