It wasn’t what I was expecting.

I mean, Want! looked great in the App Store, so I thought I’d try it on for size.

Want! was launched early last year, and cited as a “Window Shopping” application that allows users to “like” the things that they Want! in real life. Not only that, but it allows the user to create categories and walls of images – to organize their wants.

The Huge Process of Registering and Logging In.

  1. I wasn’t able to register to actually use the app through the offered Social Media Accounts: Facebook or Twitter. The app kept crashing each time I selected to register with Facebook or Twitter.
  2. I thought it was my phone, so I rebooted.
  3. I attempted registering with my Facebook and Twitter accounts once more before I gave up.
  4. I had to register directly with Want.com through the app which meant that I had to enter all of my details by hand instead of having them pre-populated with Facebook or Twitter.
  5. Once I hit the final “Register” button, the app hung and crashed.
  6. The only reason I knew that the registration went through was because I received three welcome emails. THREE.
  7. Once I logged in, it crashed again.
  8. The second time I logged in, I was able to get as far as clicking around to view a few other “Want” items from other users. But the second I hit “Add Want”, the app crashed again.
  9. In a last stitch attempt, I logged in to see if I could at least look around a little more…
  10. And then I realized that all of the location listed were in New York.

The app was made primarily for those people who live…in New York.

Fail.

There’s Hope for a Great Concept.

I mean, “Window Shopping” is a great concept.

Want! is similar to another “window shopping” app that I downloaded last year. But, I ended up deleting that app for the same reason. It was primarily for those users in Los Angeles. I’ll update when I remember the name.

You can create category-specific “Walls” to organize and display your wants.

You can add wants from other users to your “want walls”.

Want! allows you to click and visit the actual online store for the item.

If they really wanted to, they could figure out a way to leverage the redirect, and score some affiliate points.

Wish I could offer more of a review, but the registration and login process was a beast and I kind of lost interest.