05
Apr
woot check

Whether you are trying to score a great deal or just read the product descriptions, you've probably used Woot before. In fact, there's a good chance you've already used the service on your Android device, as there are several Woot apps available in the Play Store. But Woot Check, a brand new app from GT Media, the developers of SeekDroid, takes things to an impressive new level.

Side note: Technically, Woot Check was GT Media's first app, but it wasn't anything special at the time and what you see here today is a completely rewritten product that benefitted from all the experience of developing SeekDroid. In fact, even the Play Store entry is new - it is not marketed as an update in any way.

The app has just about all the features you could ask for: access to a bevy of Woot sites, customizable notifications for new listings and woot-offs, and, of course, a dedicated button for the product descriptions. Swiping between the sites is a breeze - the ViewPager really shines here, taking usability to the next level.

All of this is wrapped up in a beautiful ICS-themed package that follows Google's Android design guidelines to a tee. This is, unfortunately, a rather rare occurrence, so it's nice to see a developer put some real thought in their app's design.

The developers are stressing that the app includes no advertising, even though it is free - and that's probably good for Woot, because it means you have even more money to spend on amazing deals on products you don't really need.

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  • http://www.AndroidPolice.com Artem Russakovskii

    Is it weird that I'm obsessed with how well this app is done? I love the ViewPager, and this is the absolutely perfect way to use them. Swiping between different Woot sites is so enjoyable, I don't want to use their site at all anymore.

    • Bo

      No, it's not weird. What's sad is that you have to get excited when apps are made this way, along Android's suggested guidelines, because rarely are they. What bothers me more than anything is the icons people create. Really ruins a great looking homescreen when all the icons are differently designed.

      You're right, this app looks nice. It needs to add "moofi woot" but other than that it looks nice. Also, messageboard access would be nice.

      Did you get a Bag of Crap this last go round? I just got mind yesterday, the crap has REALLY gotten good this round. One guy got a $1500 cisco router! And only a few people got crappy craps.

  • ChumbleSpuzz

    Looks good! Been waiting for trackwoot to finish their Android app, I'll use this until then.

    I'd like to see options for BOC autobuy and distinct BOC notification sound. Also seems to be no link to product discussions.

    Still looking for a proper deals.woot app. The deals.woot website is not very mobile friendly and the RSS feed just doesn't do it for me.

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