The UK branch of one of the largest retailers in the world - Amazon.com - came out with an Android app today, dedicated to the UK market. The app is very similar to the U.S. version and offers convenience and speed of a locally installed application over browsing amazon.co.uk and having to keep track of your logins. Barcode scanning, 1-click ordering, prime membership, wish lists, recommendations, customer reviews, order tracking and modification are all supported.
If you're in the UK, you can download the Amazon UK app by scanning or clicking the following QR code:
Note: The app is geo-coded and therefore not available in Markets outside the UK.
New Free Shopping Application for Android – Amazon Customers Scan a Barcode for Instant Product Matches
Luxembourg – January 26, 2011 – 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.
“Customers in the UK have been requesting an Amazon shopping application on their Android devices and we are thrilled to bring them the Amazon App for Android,” said Greg Greeley, Vice President EU Retail at Amazon. “In addition to accessing their favourite Amazon shopping features such as 1-Click®, Amazon Prime and customer reviews, customers can use the new barcode scanning tool to read the barcode on great gift ideas and everyday items and instantly match them to products available at Amazon.co.uk.”
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 favourite 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 personalised recommendations
- Viewing editorial and customer reviews
- Accessing their Wish List
The Amazon App for Android is available on any Android-enabled device as a free download through Android Market™. For more information, visit www.amazon.co.uk/androidapp