Finally the App that makes the shopping centre a better place {+ $100 Stocklands giftcard giveway}

April 24, 2012 · 47 comments

Yes, you heard it here first,  there is now and iphone app to make your local shopping centre a better place. That’s right, with one touch of your finger on your phone you can remotely blow up all the broken trolleys, delete over crowding in the ladies bathroom, and dock the pay of any  rude or unhelpful staff members on demand.    Oh the power – it’s beautiful thing 🙂

Okay, so I’m imagining things again but the good news is Stocklands have introduce and app that really does have the potential to make navigating their centres a better experience.   Though it won’t let you blow things up it is pretty cool and will help you to get around the centre with much less fuss and frustration.   It tells you exactly what shops are available and where each one is located.   It also provides contact information, opening hours and even gives you news and updates from individual shops – including special deals.   One of my favourite features is  the digital shopping list.  Being a list writer from way back this one really makes me smile!   No more lost lists or crazy head scratching trying to remember what I need.    And finally there is a  savings calculator and a spot to leave feedback for Stocklands.    If only it could carry my shopping bags out to the  car it would be close to perfection!


I’ve got to tell you this app has really impressed me and I think other shopping centre chains should be rushing out to emulate Stockland’s brilliant idea.  I know I’ll use this app – especially when visiting  an unfamiliar Stocklands.  My one criticism is that they need to release it on  android too.



You can download the Stocklands App for free right now from your iphone.  As a thank-you for checking out the App Stocklands have given The Truth About Mummy a $100 Stocklands giftcard to giveaway! How cool would that be?  A $100 shopping spree to help you check out the app.  Noise!   To enter follow the steps below:

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Win Free Stuff
This giveaway is open to all Australian residents from  24th April 2012 to the  10 May 2012.  The winner/s will be judged on the creativity/strength of their answers.  The total prize pool is   $100.  The winner/s will be contacted via email and asked for an address for their prize to be sent to.   Prize winners can also been found on the giveaway winners tab.  If the winners do not respond within 7 days of  the giveaway being drawn it will be re-drawn from the same pool of entrants. Entries will remain the property of The Truth About Mummy and may be republished on this site.   disclaimer:  i have not received any form of payment for this post – i was however provided a $100 giftcard to test drive the app with.  All opinions expressed are completely my own.  Thanks~you for reading and good-luck.

{ 47 comments… read them below or add one }

1 susan May 10, 2012 at 3:43 pm

A life changing app would be how to save the small things in life like our corroboree frog and the quokka.


2 Margaret May 10, 2012 at 2:05 pm

Followed and shared on facebook.


3 Margaret May 10, 2012 at 2:02 pm

A app that could remind you where on earth you parked your car in the busy shopping centre car park.


4 Shell B May 10, 2012 at 7:50 am

I’d invent a ‘Nag’ application. It would remind the kids to pick up their toys, and hubby to take the garbage out AND put a new liner in the bin … all without me having to say a word!


5 Rich K May 10, 2012 at 6:29 am

Id make an app that was linked to your bank account and then everytime in a day you wanted to spend money while you were out shopping it would remind you how much you spent so far that day before you pay and make you think if that purchase is really necessary or not,
shared on fb


6 Ann S May 9, 2012 at 6:20 pm

I would create an app that changes Baby talk to adult talk ,i always wonder if they are secretly playing games with us all when they goo and gah 🙂


7 Ann S May 9, 2012 at 6:23 pm

Also shared on Facebook and i am an email subscriber 🙂


8 Ros Tadd May 9, 2012 at 4:51 am

I’d love an App that would relay reminders.
For tasks to be done by my lazy teenagers.
Eliminating my endless daily nagging.
And arguments that are ever so maddening.


9 Karlene May 8, 2012 at 10:26 pm

An app that is not much more than a point scoring timer. BUT kids want to use it as the faster they clean up toys and dirty clothes the more points they get.


10 Jacky May 7, 2012 at 4:17 pm

An app that would look at what I’ve got in my fridge & larder, see the mood I and my family are in & suggest a recipe for dinner!


11 Jasmine1485 May 7, 2012 at 3:02 pm

An app that would input recipes from websites (or ones you typed in yourself), which would then suggest brands/products for you to buy that are gluten free. This could later be adapated for dairy free, egg free etc., but would really make things easier!

I’m a fan on Facebook (Kate Ryan) and I tweeted here:!/NTFancy/status/199362902996692992

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12 Gina May 7, 2012 at 11:40 am

Public toilet locations for all those emergencies that kids require a toilet!


13 Merryl May 6, 2012 at 8:48 am

I would create a Magic Food app. Everyone wants something different for dinner and I hate cooking. My Magic Food app would make dinner appear on the table magically.


14 Elizabeth May 4, 2012 at 7:10 pm

My app creation would allow all the housework to be done the most efficient way possible, it would have tips and tricks on various house-mum topics.

Thanks for the giveaway!


15 Gemmie May 2, 2012 at 8:28 pm

Definitely a cupcake creating app!!! I have so many ideas for flavours, icing kinds and colours, and decorations, it would be awesome to be able to test out what they look like combined before making them 😀 It would be a fun way to play around without actually having to make the cakes on busy days too!


16 Nikki Griffin May 1, 2012 at 6:18 pm

I would create an app that automatically rounded up each of our online purchases to the nearest dollar and then donated the difference to the charity of our choice. I think we’d all be amazed at the donation amount over the course of a year, but it wouldn’t make that much of a dent in our day to day budget.
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17 Jac at Common Chaos Chronicle May 1, 2012 at 2:52 pm

I would totally design the ultimate child amusing app that would keep them occupied and quiet while I was at Stockland spending the $100 voucher 🙂 It would give off 5 min behavior reminders and give them bonus points for every minute they didn’t whinge or moan the word ‘muuuuuuummm’. That would be the best app for parents ever 🙂


18 Suz C April 30, 2012 at 4:25 pm

I would love an app that actually gets my butt out the door to exercise 🙂 Lots of apps about how to exercise and recording it, but none yet that get me moving


19 Rebekah April 30, 2012 at 1:58 pm

I would love an app that scans my fridge and cupboards so I know what items I might need from the shop. I like to go no more than once a week but I KEEP forgetting small but important things lately!!
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20 Lisa Wood April 29, 2012 at 10:05 pm

shared it on Facebook and Twitter
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21 Lisa Wood April 29, 2012 at 9:58 pm

How about an app where it lets you know when you need ‘Down Time” and how quickly you need it…so that others around you will know “Mummy needs a coffee in peace” and needs it right now. I guess that would be 2 apps because then you would need a super nanny to come over and look after the kids while you have a hot cup of coffee 🙂
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22 Yvette Pointon April 29, 2012 at 9:48 pm
23 Yvette Pointon April 29, 2012 at 9:44 pm

I would create an app that would tell me what scream means what for new mums! Cuddles, Milk, Dummy, Sleep, Overstimulated, Wet, Dry, Pooey…
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24 Rae Graham April 29, 2012 at 8:33 am

I would like an app that tells me if stock from a certain catalogue is in stock!,I get so tired of turning up for a sale to be told the stock either didn’t arrive or sold out!


25 Rachel O'Neill April 28, 2012 at 3:01 pm

I would create an app that taps in with the myki system to tell you if a bus is running ahead or behind time. That way when you get to the bus stop & wait for ages, you can find out if its just very late, or if it was a few minutes early & you missed it. It could tell you how long until the next bus too which would be helpful for when time tables are covered in graffiti.


26 Trish April 28, 2012 at 1:39 pm

I Rt your tweet @mylittledrummer
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27 Melissa Mitchell April 28, 2012 at 1:34 pm

I’d create something that suspends time (for everyone else) long enough to let me drink my freaking coffee while it’s still hot. Ugh. I’ve reheated this one 3 times. I think I give up. 🙂
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28 Trish April 28, 2012 at 1:27 pm

An app to record snippets of songs, books or movies I see reviewed and want to bookmark so when i go shopping or the library – it creates a notification to remind me.
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29 Melissa Brown April 27, 2012 at 1:58 pm

A price comparison app – something that says ” hey dont buy that lego here, Big W have it for $10 less”.


30 Christine April 27, 2012 at 5:39 am

Wow! I never heard of this kind of thing. Now it’s made easy to go shopping. I am really glad that I visited this site. Is this app for free? Thank you very much for sharing this information.


31 Emma April 26, 2012 at 3:39 pm

and my twitter is linked to facebook, so the link got shared there too!
And the car key app would change my life.. because I am currently locked out of my car!


32 Emma April 26, 2012 at 3:35 pm

I need an app to help me find my car keys :s
twweting giveaway!


33 Julie B May 10, 2012 at 3:54 pm

I need an app to help me find where I parked my car!


34 shelly April 26, 2012 at 12:11 pm

Sounds good. I’d like an app to make the weather better. Point the phone at the grey rainy skies and just make them turn blue. That would be unreal 🙂


35 Jess Morley April 26, 2012 at 10:33 am

I would create a live every moment app. Not sure how but there are so many moments in life we forget to cherish and just complain about. We need to be reminded sometimes that the small things in life should be celebrated!


36 PeeJayCee April 25, 2012 at 8:47 pm

A hAPPy App! that could store all the “hAPPy moments” in my life and bring them back to me in a “HAPPy Collage” at times when things aren’t going so well, or when everything just seems to take so much effort. It would inspire me that happiness is just around the next corner again.
Or sometimes just to have a little peep into my personal past and be reminded of how lucky I am. It would make me more APPeciative!


37 Leila April 25, 2012 at 7:05 pm

I have the stockland app and love it, downloaded for their recent treasure tracker promotion (which between hubs and i netted us a healthy $250 in less than a week thank you Stockland!)

I think i’d create and APP to keep me on track with all 4 of my chidlren. Currently i have lists and notes on each of them with their school scedules etc but i’d love to have one App that would have it all easily documented and help me time manage the drop offs and pick ups in one single go.


38 Leila April 25, 2012 at 7:07 pm

shared on FB and twitter (username @Leimaycherry)


39 Charlotte Frances April 25, 2012 at 6:37 am

I’d love an app that was free,
and would seriously release me,
from my incessant pain,
that I feel over and over again,
everytime I play The Smurfs Village on my iPhone,
I can’t get past so many spots so I MOAN,
“Please give me some cheats,
a walkthrough I don’t have to pay for or I cannot pass these feats!”


40 Cathy Edwards April 25, 2012 at 2:36 am

I’d love an ap that automatically dialled your phone at regular intervals to family and friends that MADE me keep in touch with them, so it didn’t just rely on my bad memory & disorganisation :-/


41 Caz May 11, 2012 at 3:04 pm

Hi Cathy, just letting you know that you’re the winner of the Stocklands giftcard on my blog. Congratulations!! Can you email me an address to have it send out to. I love your idea 🙂 Cheers Caz.


42 Helen April 25, 2012 at 1:51 am

I would create a motivational app. Often, people needs to be reminded to be strong and move forward. An app that contains the collection of quotes that would pop up whenever needed is what we need.


43 Karina April 25, 2012 at 1:46 am

How about an app that checks your location and then tells you best places to eat around your area?


44 Sharon Johnson April 24, 2012 at 10:47 pm

The FLIP SIDE app, that turns other peoples comments into a positive reply. So no matter what is said a Gracious comeback is on hand. Just in case you take things to heart which I think in life a lot of us do.


45 bubble936 April 24, 2012 at 9:00 pm

A Shopping App which allows me to make a shopping list on it. It then looks up the catalogues of various supermarkets and suggests the following : 1. Which Supermarket shall go to on the basis of savings 2. Best prices for each item across the supermarkets 3. Suggest if items shoud be bought from only one supermarket or better to go to individual supermarkets and buy products from there.


46 Megan J April 24, 2012 at 8:55 pm

I would create the Feel Good app there would be a daily affirmation which would have suggestions of how to incorporate it into the different aspects of life. How we feel and perceive things has so much to do with thoughts. Create happy thoughts create happy person.


47 The Imperfect Housewife April 24, 2012 at 8:27 pm

To change MY life, I’d love an app that helped me ‘document’ my babies life… I’m always forgeting everything… and when my child health nurse asks me something like ‘and what was her poo like a month ago…” I’d then be able to scroll through my app and I’d have it all documented…

Not sure if this made sense… did make sense in my head but there really is much room left in my head anymore so ahhhh!
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