We’ve compiled a review list of some of the best android apps for shopping online and finding great deals. These applications leverage the power of the web and the Android platform to deliver helpful shopping resources like deal notifications, price alerts, product reviews, user ratings, barcode scanning, price comparison shopping, GPS based local searching, and more. We’ll be adding new applications to our list of the best Android apps for shopping as they are reviewed. If you think we’ve left out a killer Android shopping app, add your comment below to tell us about it.
Amazon – Everyone knows that Amazon is the king of online shopping destinations. They offer some of the best prices via their competitive marketplace where sellers list both new and used items for buyers. This lightweight Android app brings the best of Amazon to your mobile device for quick reference of product prices as well as buyer ratings and reviews while shopping on the go. The application permits you to search the entire Amazon.com inventory or narrow your search to a specific department. Once you’ve found an item of interest, the Amazon Android app displays large high resolution images in a photo slider for easy viewing. Buying items is quick and simple via the integrated Buy Now, Add to Cart and Add to Wish List purchasing options.
ShopSavvy – A multipurpose shopping app on Android by Big in Japan that allows you to easily find and compare product prices locally and on the web. You can search for products either by title or barcode number and utilize the device’s camera to scan item barcodes for quick product referencing. Each item’s product page displays local prices, prices from web based vendors, product reviews, the ability to save the item to a wishlist, and price alerts. Local product results include the following: 1) a list of local vendors where the item can be purchased, 2) the item’s product page of where it is online (e.g. Walmart), 3) a map of where you can buy the item nearby, 4) directions to nearby merchants, and 5) a click to call button that dials the local store. The wishlist feature lets you create multiple wishlists so you can organize products into different groups or maintain separate wishlists for each person you need to buy gifts for. The price alert feature will notify you via email when the item’s price is set to the value you indicate. While the application displays a small banner ad placed at the bottom of the screen, it’s not at all intrusive or annoying.
Pkt Auctions eBay – “Pocket Auctions for eBay” is an Android application that allows you to search, bid, and watch items on eBay. You can use the app to login to your eBay account, locate great deals, chat with other users, scan items, as well as set bidding alerts and watching alerts. Every eBay addict should use this app and add it to their must-have list of Android shopping apps.
My Coupons – A simple yet very useful Android app that lists the day’s promotional codes, free stuff, discounts, and online coupons for various merchants. Features include the ability to search coupons by title or barcode, submit coupons, and login to your account. If you own a business you can get your local deal listed in their database of discounts. Users can subscribe to the service as well as comment and rate the various deals and freebies in the list.
Key Ring Reward Cards – For those of you who use rewards card to obtain extra savings, this Android app permits you to backup and consolidate them all to your Android device. You can add new rewards cards manually by selecting the retailer from a list and entering the account number or by scanning its barcode (if it has one). Upon visiting the retailer, just load the card in question via the app and ask the cashier to scan its barcode from your screen. Make sure to watch the scanning tips video to avoid common mistakes when scanning barcodes from your Android device’s screen.
Craigsnotifica – This is one of the best apps in the Android Apps Market let alone a fantastic shopping resource. It’s simple; it lets you create search queries for products on Craigslist and then it notifies you when they’re discovered. You can limit queries to a specific category and location or filter search results by titles, images, and a minimum/maximum price. Once you’re notified of a result, you can click on it to launch your browser and see the full listing at Craigslist. From there you can utilize the native functions from the Android browser to share the page with a friend. The app’s response time is very quick and there is no stalling whatsoever. Everything works as it should. I love this app!
Wootsi Lite – An Android app for shopping on Woot.com that notifies you of any new Woot deals. The app lists all the Woot deals for each day and allows you to quickly make a purchase before the deal sells out. The settings panel permits you to limit the notifications to subdomains (e.g. shirt.woot.com, wine.woot.com), set sync rate, and load/hide product images.
DealsDroid – This Android app lets you search top deal sites like Slickdeals, GotApex, FatWallet, SmartCanucks, TechBargains, RedFlagDeals, Deals2Buy, BensBargains, and Buxr to identify great discount offers and daily sales from multiple merchants. You can add more discount resources by entering a site’s RSS feed. Deal alerts are created by entering keywords for items you want to be notified about. The settings panel permits the user to limit notifications on a per site basis and vary the frequency at which the app checks for new deals.If you liked this article, please take this time to share it with your Facebook friends using the Facebook button (see Facebook post button to the left) or retweet it using Twitter (see retweet button to the left). You may also want to follow us or subscribe to the site to stay up-to-date with this article. If you'd rather follow us from your Facebook account, join our Facebook fan page or subscribe to our NetworkedBlogs profile.
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