“Google Shopper” Hits the Market

Google Shopper, a new app from Google Labs, hit the market tonight. This new app should cause the developers of ShopSavvy and other barcode reading shopping apps sweat a little bit.

With Shopper, you can not only scan barcodes but also look up products by taking a picture of them (as you can with Amazon’s app) as well as by voice.

Results include detailed product specs, pricing, and links to sellers.  Products you look up can be saved to a history and shared via email, Twitter, etc.

Google’s intro video for Shopper shows it in action:

Edit: Embedding is disabled on the video, but here’s a link to it.

If you’ve tried Shopper, let us know how you like it. Do other shopping app developers have reason for concern?

A hat tip to AndroidAndMe for the news that the app is available.

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  1. mendy
    February 19, 02:55 Reply

    its pretty good… unlike shop savvy though, it doesn't show real stores that carry the product, just online retailers.

    out of curiosity, are there any other barcode scanners that people out there prefer instead of shop savvy?

    • Sam
      February 19, 12:23 Reply

      Did you try ScanLife? They have a neat shopping app and it does 2D codes too.

      • Chuck Falzone
        February 19, 14:20 Reply

        Motorola just bought ScanLife, if I recall. Or maybe they made a big investment. Anyway, I tried the app at that time and was unimpressed.

        Is Compare Anywhere still around?

  2. Beau
    February 19, 04:08 Reply

    A hat tip to AndroidAndMe for including a QR code too, why didn't you?

    • Chuck Falzone
      February 19, 14:21 Reply

      Because the first two words of the article link to Google's product page for Shopper, where you can download it. Enjoy!

  3. mendy
    February 19, 14:43 Reply

    thanks guys, i'll give scanlife a try for the hell of it.

    • Chuck Falzone
      February 19, 16:07 Reply

      Well for pics it says it will work with "cover art": books, dvds, cds, etc. Seems like barcodes should work. Did it recognize the bar code but return no results or not recognize the bar code?

  4. NookSurfer
    February 19, 19:07 Reply

    Pretty interesting application. It seems like it works better than some of the ones that Apple offers. This one seems like it does more than just scan the bar code.

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