Description: The original barcode scanner on Android. Aim the camera at any barcode, wait for the beep and ShopSavvy will provide you with a list of online and local prices.
Developer: Big in Japan, Inc.
I was at Target the other day and they had a 500 gb external hard drive for sale for $60. I thought it was a really good price, and I scanned it with Shop Savvy, and low and behold, that price was cheaper than any of the prices I saw online or at any local stores so I bought it. So later on in the day I checked online at various web sites to check for prices on the hard drive, and didn’t find a lower price. It’s situations like these, on impulse buys, is where having Shop Savvy is useful.
Shop Savvy takes about 5 – 10 seconds to scan a bar code and usually it will come back with a price for the product. It doesn’t always get a price for the product and once in a while it will get the wrong product. For instance, I scanned a can of peanuts, and it came back with bicycle stereos.
Some of the options are: It can also scan QR codes, you can share your scan’s on Twitter, create a wish list, check reviews and keep a history of your scans.
CNET has a similar App called CNET Scan and Shop that looks and performs very similar to Shop Savvy, though it uses CNET editor reviews. Though the current version of the CNET App doesn’t support scanning of QR codes.