December 18, 2009
Using the Shop Savvy iPhone App
A quick follow up to a previous post on how mobile phones are empowering shoppers this holiday season. The New York Times has an article today about how mobile applications like Shop Savvy and Price Grabber are allowing consumers to quickly compare prices, and receive recommendations or reviews from their friends (via text or Twitter message).
While still in their early stages, these applications are providing the first round of real-world testing that will condition consumers to compare, and move retailers even further into the world of digital commerce.
November 25, 2009
Wow! Winner of Google’s “Android Developer Challenge” the ShopSaavy application allows smartphone users to employ the camera in their hand-held device to scan a bar code to find the best prices for online and local items. This screen shot was captured at Starbuck’s (where else would we be?) for one of their music products. The possibilities are endless—especially once the “review” section is populated with meaningful contributions from friends, family and other credible sources. Paying too much for that bottle of wine, DVD, or sweater? Find out with this free download.