THIEF RIVER FALLS, Minnesota, USA - June 22, 2010
Electronic components distributor Digi-Key Corporation, recognized by design engineers as having the industry's broadest selection of electronic components available for immediate shipment, today announced it has upgraded its iPhone application for users in the United States, Canada and Mexico. Digi-Key's iPhone application is currently available in English in the US, Canada and Mexico and is available to iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch users for download in the App Store on iTunes.
One of the most innovative new features of the iPhone application enables the customer to view, download, and save high-resolution part datasheets directly to his or her iPhone, iPod Touch, or iPad. In release 1.0, datasheets were available for viewing only while performing a part search. In this release, the datasheets are available for viewing may be e-mailed or saved for future reference. Datasheets are essential tools to aid our customers in choosing the "right" part. Once saved, the datasheet will appear in a new menu item on the main menu. The customer can come back at any time, open the datasheet, proceed to the part detail related to that datasheet and simply add the part to his/her shopping cart.
Additional upgrades to Digi-Key's iPhone application include support of all Digi-Key sanctioned international currencies and the ability to view orders created from web, phone, fax, and mobile devices.
"Release 2.0 of our flagship iPhone application embodies Digi-Key's continuous commitment to provide our domestic and international customers with convenient intuitive applications which enable them to be more productive and efficient in their work," said John Collins, Chief Information Officer at Digi-Key.
Collins said many of Digi-Key's competitors have launched applications for electronic components that use mobile websites, while Digi-Key has chosen to build an actual application that is ultimately easier for customers to use.
About Digi-Key Corporation
Digi-Key Corporation, based in Thief River Falls, Minn., is a global, full-service provider of both prototype/design and production quantities of electronic components, offering more than three million products from over 650 quality name-brand manufacturers. With over one million products in stock and an impressive selection of online resources, Digi-Key is committed to stocking the broadest range of electronic components in the industry and providing the best service possible to its customers. Additional information and access to Digi-Key's broad product offering is available on the Digi-Key website.