ShopSavvy may be the greatest mobile application ever.
Having just gotten a new HTC Hero running the Google Android operating system, I’ve been playing with the Market to find more apps. I came across ShopSavvy, which I had heard of, and opted to install it.
This may be the single greatest tool ever invented for the comparison shopper.
The application is available for iPhones, Android-based phones and Nokias for free, and it could change everything about how you shop. Ever found a “deal” at a store, but wonder how it compares to the prices online? You simply turn on this app, point your camera at the UPS bar code, the app reads it and then searches the Web for it. You are then shown the name of the item to make sure it is correct, and it shows you results of where it found the item online and how much they are charging. It will also aid you in going directly to that seller’s Web site.
For years my family and friends have called me while they are out shopping since they know I’m always near a computer. ”Can you look this up on Amazon for me and tell me how much it is?” Why bother any more with this handy little tool.
I tested it our with random items on my desk, and every item showed up properly and gave me prices I could find online.
The app itself is free, and I imagine they make some money on the links if you should happen to buy anything, but who cares? If you have a phone that will support it, this is a must have application.