This is an app for your Google Android phone that will no doubt come in handy for those of you who enjoy shopping. The developer of the app, whose name is Jeffrey Sharkey, says that he got the idea for the app when he saw store employees scanning items on the shelves for inventory. With a simple scan, their handsets would bring up all kinds of information – from prices, to how many of the items they had, to what the prices have been for quite some time now. It was then that he asked himself – why can’t Android users have the same power on their mobile phones? So, he went to work and soon CompareEverywhere, also known as AndroidScan, became a reality.
With this app, you simply use the camera on the phone to scan barcodes of pretty much any product that has a barcode. The app will then show you an entire host of facts about the item, including local stores that carry the item, a map of how to get to those stores, and by clicking on the stores, it will show you individual product information as shown by that store. You can also get driving directions, or even the telephone number of the store so that you can make sure that they have it before driving to get it!
The app also includes other features, like a shopping list where you can make specific lists of items that you need. You can quickly add or take away items as you buy them, or as you think of new things you need. This is just one example of how the Android platform is such a powerful platform for applications. It has proven over and over again to be as user friendly as any phone operating system out there, and there is so much that you can do now with these phones and the apps that you would not believe it.