On Tuesday, Amazon.com announced that the Price Check by Amazon app, originally released for the iPhone, is now available for Android mobile phones.
Since its high profile release for the iOS platform, Price Check by Amazon has been widely recognized as a leading price comparison app that provides shoppers with a great way of checking in-store prices against their corresponding prices on Amazon.com.
Shoppers can use the app to read product reviews and, if inclined, purchase items directly from their smartphone and have them delivered.
“Consumers want a fast and convenient way to determine the best possible price available for a product,” said Sam Hall, director of Amazon Mobile. “Since Amazon is widely known for its vast selection and low prices, Price Check for iPhone quickly became one of our most popular apps following its release last November, which is why we’re excited to expand the app to the growing number of Amazon customers using Android phones.”
According to Amazon, Price Check for Android lets shoppers do four things:
- Scan a barcode: Amazon’s barcode scanner will match an item and provide pricing from Amazon.com and its other online merchants in seconds. One exclusive feature to the Android app is the ability to scan in either portrait or landscape mode, making it faster and easier to find products.
- Snap a picture: Snap a photo and instantly match the picture to books, DVDs, CDs, video games and more.
- Say the product name: Speak the name of a product to return accurate product matches and pricing from Amazon.com and its other online merchants.
- Type your search: Type the product name to instantly find products and prices.
“So far this year we’ve seen shoppers with iPhones choose Price Check’s barcode scanner to check prices more than any other search method available with the Price Check app and use Price Check millions of times, most frequently on weekends,” Hall added. “We’re thrilled to now offer Android users the same instant access to Amazon’s prices wherever they shop.”