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August 3, 2009

Amazon releases new shopping app for Android

'Amazon Remembers' to keep track of items

By CBR Staff Writer

Amazon has launched a new mobile shopping application, Amazon App for Android, which is available as a free download to a user’s device in Android Market. Designed specifically for Android, the Amazon App allows users to shop on and other merchants wherever they go.

The company said that the new shopping application includes the Amazon Remembers feature that provides Android users two different ways to use their device camera to find and remember items available for sale on

Reportedly, Amazon Remembers is available on the company’s family of shopping applications, including the Amazon App for iPhone, iPod Touch, BlackBerry, and now for Android.

According to Amazon, with the use of the Amazon App for Android, customers can snap a photo of a product or scan a barcode to build a list of photographs showing products they want to remember, make price comparisons across multiple merchants, and purchase products from and other retailers on the site.

Amazon said that its family of mobile shopping applications connects customers to their account and favourite shopping features, such as: purchasing using its 1-Click ordering and Amazon Prime; receiving personalised recommendations; viewing editorial and customer reviews; and getting the Gold Box Deal of the Day.

Sam Hall, director of Amazon Mobile, said: In addition to their favourite Amazon shopping features, Amazon App for Android users can use Amazon Remembers to easily keep track of the items they see in their daily lives and even instantly match photos and barcodes to products available at”

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