Amazon.co.uk today announced the release of its latest mobile shopping application, "Amazon App for Android", which is now available as a free download in Android Market. Designed specifically for Android, the Amazon app offers users a fast and convenient way to shop for millions of items on Amazon.co.uk and thousands of Marketplace sellers wherever they go. The application includes barcode scanning, a new feature that enables Android users to use their device camera to scan items available for sale on Amazon.co.uk and receive a product match instantly – without the need for a keyboard. Using the Amazon App for Android, customers can make price comparisons across multiple sellers, and easily purchase products from Amazon.co.uk and thousands of other retailers on the Amazon.co.uk site.
With the Amazon App for Android customers can also use their existing Amazon.co.uk account to access favorite shopping features wherever they are, such as:
- Purchasing using Amazon's 1-Click ordering and Amazon Prime
- Tracking packages or modifying orders using the Your Account feature
- Receiving personalized recommendations
- Viewing editorial and customer reviews
- Accessing their Wish List
The Amazon App for Android is now available free of charge from the Android Market and is said to support any Android version. Amazon has yet not unveiled further information when the app will be available across Europe.
Cheers ~ Arne