Shopcade is an innovative Facebook app that allows friends to share and buy products, generating cash through purchases made via the app.

The idea is that the more social you are with your shopping, the more money you make. Crucially anything bought makes money for both you and the friend whose profile you viewed it on. 

Different categories of products can "trend", allowing you to pick up on the must have piece of kit in whatever your interests are. As it stands there are over 20,000 brands involved in the setup, including things like iTunes and Barnes & Noble. 

The shop front you create by the products you're interested in is supposed to act a bit like a Facebook profile, in that it reflects what you like. You can even post what you want for your birthday via the app. 

Whilst in its early stages, this could be a rather tasty start up and one to watch in the future. It nails the social side of shopping that Amazon has never quite managed.

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Hunter Skipworth

The baby of the Lint team, Hunter has been a tech fan since he bought his first MiniDisc..and what a waste of money that was. He began writing about electronics at the age of 16 and hasn't stopped since. Nowadays he fulfils his mobile phone and gaming obsession whilst attempting to distract people from his bizarre name. Regular meetings with the Gladiators crew see Hunter often returning to work battered and bruised. Considers himself a music obsessive, was once the most highly decorated scout in the country. Fan of trousers.