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Shooger coupon app now on Android

Shooger The Coral Gables creators of Shooger, a location-based mobile coupon app, have released a version for Google's Android smartphones this week.

Available for free, the Shooger app boasts 100,000 mobile coupons and deals from more than 50,000 merchants nationwide.

The company declined to disclose specifics, but said the app has been downloaded "tens of thousands" of times since it launched on the iPhone in September 2009. Aside from the Android and iPhone apps, it can also be accessed on other phones via text messages. The company said it plans to release a BlackBerry app soon.

Alex Stancioff, the CEO and co-founder of the privately funded mobile company, is also co-founder of SugarShack Animation, a cartoon studio that's best known for the Lil' Bush series that ran on Comedy Central in 2007 and 2008.

If you're wondering why a company that makes cartoons also has an app to get 20% off an oil change, it's because the animation company had its roots in mobile entertainment. SugarShack Animation made Lil' Bush as a series of short "mobi-sodes" for viewing on mobile phones.

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