Android: Amazon brings the cyborg-like product look-up powers its iPhone application wields to Android handsets, allowing for one-click purchases and “remembering” products through snapshots—but adds in barcodes, too. Your wallet is right to feel endangered.
From the app’s home screen, you’ll see a simple Amazon search bar, and any items you look up can be purchased through your One-Click shipping and payment settings. What’s really worthwhile, though, are the app’s photo and barcode-scanning powers. As demonstrated above, it recognised a barcode off a favourite second-hand book, but also picked up a grainy shot of a tape measure tool and turned it around in less than five minutes.
Amazon’s app is a free download for Android devices, available in the Android Market.