Thursday, December 04, 2008
Amazon Mobile iPhone app lets users search via photo
Amazon.com has released its new Amazon Mobile application for the iPhone and iPod touch. The new application allows users to search and browse products offered by both Amazon and various third-party partners, access Customer Reviews, and make purchases using 1-Click Shopping. In addition, the app offers an experimental feature called “Amazon Remembers.” Users may snap a picture of an item using the iPhone’s camera, and then upload it to Amazon, which then tries to find products similar to the ones in the photos. When the user receives the results, they may purchase the item immediately, or “remember” it for later reference in his/her Amazon account. Amazon Mobile is available now as a free download from the App Store.
So far I have used it to scan and successfully find my hard drive, my watch, several items by bar code and even two pieces of art from off my office wall!
Update: Apple on Friday, December 5 said 300 million iPhone apps have been downloaded from its App Store since it opened in July. 300 million since July!!!
Posted by David Booker at 3:02 PM