Amazon is one of the biggest retailers in the world and you can now use the Amazon Shopping app to make all your shopping using any device you want. Available for both Android and Apple, the Amazon Shopping is an app that you should consider using if you’re a customer at Amazon.
Within the Amazon Shopping App, you can buy products, create a wish list, see all the recommended products for you, and you even have the possibility of using the camera of your device to find clothing, books, or any other products, without having to search for them.
App Interface / Usability:
Once you download the Amazon Shopping app, you’ll be required to log in or to create an account. You may log in using the same credentials you already have from your account. When you do that, you’ll immediately see the recommended and highlighted products on the first screen, in a very similar way that you see when you go to the Amazon website.
With a simple and straightforward navigation, just swipe up, down, left and right to find what you’re looking for. You can either go through the main carousel menus that appear on the home screen or you can use the navigation menu that is similar to the one you have on the website as well.
Despite the interface and usability are ok, there are two things that are missing: the ability to use the Instant Video movies and the ability to download music unless you have additional apps installed. They should have been incorporated into the main app.
When you’re looking for a specific product you’re interested in buying, you have three options with the Amazon Shopping App. The first option is to search for it manually using the search box like you do when you’re on your desktop. The second option is using the integrated barcode reader. This is an amazing feature that will definitely save you a lot of time when you’re looking for that specific product of that particular brand. All you need to do is to tap on the barcode reader icon that is on the far right side of the search box, hold your device in landscape mode, and position the product’s barcode in a way that it fits within the orange viewfinder. The third option that you have is called Scan It. How many times have you looked at a magazine cover or a Blu-ray disc and you just see a product that you’d like to have? Now, it’s easy to find this product. All you need to do is to use the Scan It feature. Just grab the magazine or cover of the Blu-ray disc and this feature will recognize the products there and pull the products pages that are based on this scanned images.
Just like when you’re using the website, you can use the Amazon Shopping App to write your reviews about any products you might have bought, read other people’s reviews, check the items you recently viewed, and more.
Differences Between Android & iOS Versions:
The Amazon Shopping App is available on both Android Play Store and on the Apple App Store. There doesn’t seem to be any main differences among the two different versions.