Big in Japan is set to release a new version of their immensely popular ShopSavvy application into the Android Market next.  If you’re one of those folks who just can’t wait to try new things out, you can grab the beta version today.  Note that this is not a final release and that you will, in all likelihood, encounter bugs.  That’s good stuff because the developers want to know about before setting the app loose.


Key differences in this version of ShopSavvy include:

  • We’ve reset the Welcome Sequence flow so that it’s re-shown to users again; this is to help try to bump user regs
  • We’ve introduced the new Social Photos concept. You can find this by tapping into a product details page, and then tapping on the new “Activity” button in the bottom right. You’ll then be brought to the new photos carousel where you can view, and thumbs-up photos that you like. Or, you can add your own. This is the start of our new ShopSavvy Open Graph features that will become the foundation for our community framework going forward. Missing in this beta is the “Report this photo”, which will be a small icon at the top right corner of each photo that allows community enforcement of which photos are inappropriate. Those reported photos will go into a photo moderation tool that will allow us to review and take action as needed.
  • We’ve done some adjustment to the location logic in this version. This should be fairly transparent, but let us know if you even notice the updates.

Ready to get your beta on?  Here’s the APK file!

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