Friday, April 24, 2009

Google Product Search Goes Mobile

Want to know if you are getting the best price possible for that stuff you really must have? Google's added a customized Product Search view for iPhones and Android handsets.

Like other Google products getting the mobile makeover recently, Shopping/Product Search uses JavaScript drop-down menus to reduce data lags and let you see just what you want. You can search in the standard Google search bar and click "See shopping results," or click the "More" button from Google's main page and select Shopping to get to it.

The price comparison tool itself is pretty familiar, and lets you re-order by price, availability, seller rating, and other criteria from a right-hand menu. There are, of course, other ways to compare prices on the run—Amazon's own iPhone app and SMS capabilities, among them. But if you're a Google fan, Product Search should fit nicely into your routine. Below is a rather cheesy demonstration video.

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