Yapik, a new location-based mobile smart phone application designed specifically for college students to find, sell, barter and trade goods and services, is making its debut in several Florida schools.
The mobile app further offers a way for students to find and barter goods and services with the context of the campus experience. Yapik enables students to buy or sell products, chat with other students, post information about items they are seeking, view content feeds, create profiles and organize lists of their favorite friends.
Yapik will also offer location-based recommendations and college-specific content feeds with live updates from the most recent posts. Students can make three posts for free, and all posts after that are charged on a monthly basis to their iTunes or Android accounts.
The app will be introduced this month as a pilot at Florida International University, the University of Florida, and the University of Miami with 12 other schools set to launch in January. A nationwide roll out is slated for July 2012.