Amazon added a bar code scanner feature to their mobile app making comparison shopping that much easier when on the go. I'm a big amazon shopper and this will make my life much easier, if I can find the same product in store and online for the same price, I buy the online product every time.
The app is simple and easy to use, just open the app go to the search tab and click scan, point the camera at the bar code and within a few seconds the product you are holding will pull up on the screen with pricing information. But that's not all you get, you also get the information about the product to help make a buying decision.
Description The Amazon Mobile app allows iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch users to quickly search, shop, compare prices, read reviews, and make purchases on Amazon.com using a simple, yet elegant, interface. Amazon customers have full access to their existing cart, wish lists, payment and shipping options, order history, 1-Click (R) settings, and Prime membership benefits. All purchases made on Amazon Mobile are routed through Amazon’s secure servers just as they are on the web. All prices are in US Dollars, and show products from the US Amazon store.
For the iPhone and the iPod Touch, the Amazon app also includes the experimental feature "Amazon Remembers" that allows you to use the camera on your iPhone to create a visual list of things you want to remember while out-and-about. The photos you take from the app are stored on both the Amazon Mobile app and Amazon’s website. If the item you want to remember is a product, Amazon Remembers will even try to find a product similar to your photo for sale on the web. If we do, we’ll send you an e-mail alert and post the result along with the photo.
Amazon Mobile is great for: * Buying a new book while waiting for an appointment * Comparing prices from Amazon and thousands of other merchants to those in the retail store where you are shopping *Shopping for the full selection of products available from Amazon.com * Purchasing and gift wrapping your holiday gifts while on the go * Browsing product images and ...