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Liquor Control Board Develops App For Android Phones

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PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — As state lawmakers wrestle with whether to privatize the sale of bottled alcohol in Pennsylvania, the Liquor Control Board (LCB) is trying to convince consumers that it is one of the most technologically savvy state agencies around.

“I’m kind of a late minute shopper — I hate to admit it — but that will definitely help keeping me on my pace,” says Becca Snelick of Ross.

Snelick is talking about a brand new app first introduced for iPhones and now available for Android smart phones, an app the LCB calls an added convenience for busy shoppers.

So why in the world would you want to download on your smart phone an app from the Liquor Control Board? Well, it will tell you which stores carries which spirits and which wines, the price of those items and even if there is a special sale price.

On your Droid, search for an app that’s labeled “Fine Wine and Good Spirits.” Once loaded, which you can do for free, you can check out nearby liquor stores and see what some of the sale prices are.

“Half the time I come in here I don’t know what I’m getting,” adds Snelick. “I don’t know what the price is, so I think it will be nice.”

Already, 12,000 consumers have downloaded the iPhone app which debuted last January and now Android users can do the same, but the LCB knows that it still needs to get the idea out to consumers.

“I didn’t know it existed,” says Jon Coburn of Ross. “I think it’s a great idea.”

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