‘Price Check by Amazon’ comes to Android

Amazon’s popular iPhone application, Price Check by Amazon, is now available for Android devices running 2.0 and above.  Similar to other comparison shopping applications, Amazon’s utility lets users scan barcodes, snap pictures, or type/say an item name to check prices instantly on millions of Amazon.com products.  What’s more, this particular title lets users buy said items directly from the app, having them delivered directly at their doorstep.

Download Price Check by Amazon for free on Android devices with 2.0 or higher, including many tablets.



Price Check by Amazon App Expands to Android Platform

Popular price comparison app now available for Android following millions of price checks by iPhone users

SEATTLE–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Nov. 15, 2011 Amazon.com, Inc. today announced that the Price Check by Amazon app, originally released for the iPhone, is now available for Android mobile phones. Price Check by Amazon is a price comparison app that provides shoppers the easiest way yet to compare in-store prices with the low prices on Amazon.com and its more than two million online merchants, across all categories of products – from toys to consumer electronics. Shoppers can use the app to scan a barcode, snap a picture, or say or type a product name to see prices from Amazon.com and its other online merchants and read product reviews. Shoppers can then purchase the item with 1-Click and have it delivered directly to their doorstep.

“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.”

With Price Check by Amazon for Android, shoppers can price check four ways:

  • 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 said. “We’re thrilled to now offer Android users the same instant access to Amazon’s prices wherever they shop.”

Using Price Check by Amazon is fast and simple. For example, a customer may be shopping for a blender in a home store and decide to compare the in-store price of the item to Amazon.com and across more than two million online merchants on Amazon. With Price Check, the customer scans the barcode on the blender, and immediately the app displays prices sorted from lowest to highest. When available, the results show the Amazon.com price – with eligibility for FREE Super Saver Shipping or FREE Two-Day Shipping with Amazon Prime. The customer can then decide whether to make an in-store purchase or make a purchase directly through the app using Amazon.com’s secure checkout.

Price Check by Amazon includes prices on millions of products – from books to HDTVs to baby strollers – from Amazon.com and its other online merchants. The app also includes access to Amazon’s popular shopping features, such as product details; customer reviews and ratings; adding to Wishlist; sharing via Twitter, Facebook, text message or e-mail link; and immediate purchasing using 1-Click ordering and Amazon Prime.

Price Check is available for free on the Amazon Appstore for Android at http://www.amazon.com/appstore or from the Android Market. For more information, please visitwww.amazon.com/pricecheck_android.

Amazon’s mobile shopping applications include Amazon Deals for iPhone, Price Check by Amazon for iPhone and Android, Amazon Student for iPhone, Amazon Windowshop for iPad and the Amazon Mobile App for iPhone, iPad, BlackBerry, Windows Phone 7 and Android-based devices. Customers can learn more by visitingwww.amazon.com/amazonmobile.

About Amazon.com

Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN), a Fortune 500 company based in Seattle, opened on the World Wide Web in July 1995 and today offers Earth’s Biggest Selection. Amazon.com, Inc. seeks to be Earth’s most customer-centric company, where customers can find and discover anything they might want to buy online, and endeavors to offer its customers the lowest possible prices. Amazon.com and other sellers offer millions of unique new, refurbished and used items in categories such as Books; Movies, Music & Games; Digital Downloads; Electronics & Computers; Home & Garden; Toys, Kids & Baby; Grocery; Apparel, Shoes & Jewelry; Health & Beauty; Sports & Outdoors; and Tools, Auto & Industrial. Amazon Web Services provides Amazon’s developer customers with access to in-the-cloud infrastructure services based on Amazon’s own back-end technology platform, which developers can use to enable virtually any type of business. The new latest generation Kindle is the lightest, most compact Kindle ever and features the same 6-inch, most advanced electronic ink display that reads like real paper even in bright sunlight. Kindle Touch is a new addition to the Kindle family with an easy-to-use touch screen that makes it easier than ever to turn pages, search, shop, and take notes – still with all the benefits of the most advanced electronic ink display. Kindle Touch 3G is the top of the line e-reader and offers the same new design and features of Kindle Touch, with the unparalleled added convenience of free 3G. Kindle Fire is the Kindle for movies, TV shows, music, books, magazines, apps, games and web browsing with all the content, free storage in the Amazon Cloud, Whispersync, Amazon Silk (Amazon’s new revolutionary cloud-accelerated web browser), vibrant color touch screen, and powerful dual-core processor.

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Forward-Looking Statements

This announcement contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933 and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934. Actual results may differ significantly from management’s expectations. These forward-looking statements involve risks and uncertainties that include, among others, risks related to competition, management of growth, new products, services and technologies, potential fluctuations in operating results, international expansion, outcomes of legal proceedings and claims, fulfillment center optimization, seasonality, commercial agreements, acquisitions and strategic transactions, foreign exchange rates, system interruption, inventory, government regulation and taxation, payments and fraud. More information about factors that potentially could affect Amazon.com’s financial results is included in Amazon.com’s filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including its most recent Annual Report on Form 10-K and subsequent filings.