Springwise: Facebook App Creates A Lending Library Of Your Own Stuff

LA-based Loconuts has developed a new application that allows users to share books, dvds, movies, music, and more.

In the same way consumers can use Keepio to list and sell items through Facebook, they can now use StuffPal to share their goods.

Users of the app — currently still in Beta — begin by signing in through Facebook and building a personal media library of any items they’re willing to lend to friends, including textbooks, music, DVDs and video games. Friends can then view each other’s inventories for items they might like to use. If they see something they like, the friends meet up in person for delivery; a tracking system within the app helps users stay on top of who has what and when it’s due to be returned, according to a recent post on Moms Going Green.

In today’s tough economic climate, sharing initiatives such as this one are always going to be popular with consumers, and tapping into a pre-existing social network seems a logical step for a service that relies on its users knowing each other.

By Murray Orange

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Originally published on Springwise, republished with kind permission.

Image via The Guardian  

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