Welcome to Tap that App, IÃ¯Â¿Â½m Jasmine France and this is the show where
we cover the hottest apps in the mobile space.
This week, I have an app just itching to get on your iPhone or Android
device this holiday season: ShopSavvy Barcode Scanner.
As the name suggests, this app uses your phoneÃ¯Â¿Â½s built-in camera to
scan the barcode on any product packaging or book cover.
populates a list of prices from nearby brick-and-mortar retailers as
well as online outlets, letting you shop for competitive pricing with
just that one touch of a button.
As with any shopping app worth its salt, ShopSavvy will map out the
locations carrying the item of interest.
Even better, the iPhone
version offers a Ã¯Â¿Â½blue dotÃ¯Â¿Â½ feature that indicates where the product is
WhatÃ¯Â¿Â½s more, the latest version of ShopSavvy for iOS includes a new
Deals section, designed specifically for your inner bargain shopper.
This feature handily provides info on shipping promos, coupon codes,
rebates, and weekend sales.
Both versions of the app can also alert you
when the price on a given item drops to a specified level.
Finally, no app these days is complete without some social
To that end, ShopSavvy integrates with Twitter and
Facebook, letting you share the money-saving love with friends.
Of course, the best part about ShopSavvy is that itÃ¯Â¿Â½s totally free.
ThatÃ¯Â¿Â½s what I call an app worthy of its bargain-hunting promise.
ThatÃ¯Â¿Â½s it for this weeks show, if you have any suggestions, send them
to Tap That App at cnet.com.
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