Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Smart Mobile Shopping With ShopSavvy

The original barcode mobile scanning app and the leader in barcode-powered shopping, ShopSavvy was introduced in late 2008 when it was named one of the 10 winners of the Google Android Developer Challenge. Since then, the app has become one of the most popular shopping apps for Android, iPhone, and Windows, with more than 40 million downloads and 10 million active users performing 50 million scans every month.

A personal shopping companion for smartphone users, ShopSavvy lets shoppers scan the UPC, EAN, or QR barcode of a physical product and instantly discover where the item is sold locally and online, where it is in stock, and which retailer offers the best price. In addition to price comparisons, users can  utilize ShopSavvy to access special promotions, online reviews, and other helpful info as well. By aggregating the product data, ratings, reviews, and deals from retailers, partners, and users, ShopSavvy maintains the most comprehensive database of up-to-date pricing and inventory information for mobile shoppers, covering over 20 million products from more than 40,000 retailers around the world.

ShopSavvy's other features include alerts, which notifies users when a product is on sale or in stock at a particular retailer; wish lists, an easy way to organize products of interest; and history, which the app automatically keeps. This week, ShopSavvy announced the introduction of ShopSavvy 6. The latest version of the app is optimized for the iPad and equipped with some new features such as enhanced keyword search and a deals tab, where users can browse special offers and coupons on a Twitter-like stream.

“The iPad's immense popularity has created a new wave of shoppers: ones who never leave home. This year retailers are pursuing these consumers like never before... That's why we've made ShopSavvy 6 the ideal companion for iPad users,” said co-founder and CEO Alexander Muse in a press release.

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