Published on February 18th, 2014 | by Arsalan Mir


OnTheGo: App for Location based Shopping Deals in Pakistan

onthegopkYou would all agree, there are very few web portals, services and mobile apps out there that are genuinely catering to the shopping needs of the Pakistani populace – a growing number of whom now have smartphones thanks to local handset manufacturers introducing affordable Android’s.

You would have also noticed a growing push from Telecom and Mobile operators in the country promoting data (GPRS/EDGE) usage through cheap data bundles and packages. Let’s accept it. Pakistan is now truly embracing the internet age – where needs are tagged to convenience – where accessibility and going the extra mile yields better results against competition.

And here we came across the launch of a new local mobile app, based on both Android and Apple’s iOS platforms: “OnTheGo“.

The mobile app is a brilliant concept that offers Location based shopping deals at the convenience of your smartphones. Launched initially for Karachi and with plans to expand gradually into other services, the app is a brilliant example of making localized content readily available for the Pakistani audience. Like we have always maintained, more local content will push the growth of Internet and Data usage in Pakistan exponentially.

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The app description on Apple’s App Store and Google Android’s Play store says:

Get deal alerts wherever you go! Onthego app lets you discover latest deals in your area. That’s right, days are gone when you had to look out for deals before going out for shopping. With Onthego, you just have to head out to shopping and we will send you sweet notifications whenever a deal is nearby. You can also look out for deals that are nearby, and head out accordingly! Amazing isn’t it?

The app is completely FREE and has amazing deals for Karachi! Just download it, and quick sign-up let’s you access various deals from popular brands in the city.


– Onthego app will send you notifications without internet (WiFi/Edge) connectivity
– Multiple categories to choose from
– View distance and map for nearby outlet

You may download the app using the following links:

Apple iOS:

Android Play Store:

The initial response, two days since it was formally launched for public use, has been promising. After all, who wouldn’t want discounts and Freebies at places like Pizza Hut, MeatOne, Crocs, Cotton n Cotton and many more!

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About the Author

is a Telecom enthusiast with engineering background based in Lahore. On professional front, he is the Director Operations at the Target Group. He can be reached at arsalan (at) telecompk (dot) net

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