Surely you’ve been in a Target or Toys R’ Us and felt compelled to add tremendous excitement to your day by needlessly checking a price using one of those beckoning do-it-yourself bar code scanners. Well, now you can experience that very same sense of utter excitement anytime you want — all you need is an Android phone and the ShopSavvy app.
ShopSavvy uses your Android phone’s on-board camera to scan the bar code on virtually any packaging. The app will then find the lowest prices on that product online and in local brick-and-mortar stores.
ShopSavvy will also let you create wishlists, providing an easy way to keep track of books you want to read or even get an early start on your wedding registry. If you see a product you want at a price you refuse to spend, scan the item and set a desired price point, and ShopSavvy will email you when the price drops.
Check out our video demo of ShopSavvy (at right).