ITV2’s Love Island is back on TV – as if you didn’t know! – but its all-new companion app is innovatively linking TV and m-commerce, triggering t-shirt auctions on screen for app users.
Created by Monterosa, the app features a world first real-time, in-app retail experience. Dubbed “Watch & Wear”, the pioneering Shop enables viewers to buy fashionable T-shirts and vests featuring slogans from the Islanders. Each ‘fast fashion’ slogan T-shirt will be sold in a ‘flash sale’ for a period of time starting from the moment the contestant says the words that appear on the T-shirt.
Both women’s and men’s T-shirts and vests, in a variety of sizes will be available for £15 plus postage within the UK. The shop also stocks the iconic Love Island water bottles, which can be personalised with up to 11 characters for £15. Purchases will be made safely and securely and include frictionless payments with Apple Pay.
Will Van Rest, Director of Commerce & Ventures, ITV Online explains: “This is an exciting and bold step for ITV; harnessing the buzz that is created around a show like Love Island by using cutting-edge technology to create a shop that means fans can be “wearing” that the Islanders have said within hours of them saying it. Not only that but you’ll be able to keep your fluids up this summer with exclusive, personalised water-bottles – now there’s something to celebrate.”
Tom McDonnell, CEO, Monterosa, adds: “The Love Island audience is young, committed and the companion app’s success proves how digitally engaged they are. This is an audience that buy their fashion online, and on mobile. ITV’s ambition and faith in Monterosa has made this agile, reactive retailing experience possible.”