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Google Shopper cannibalises Android camshopping space

Google Shopper cannibalises Android camshopping space
Stuart Dredge

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General / February 22nd 2010 at 10:01AM

Not great news for ShopSavvy and co.

Another day, another Google mobile app that stamps on the toes of indie Android developers.

Well, maybe that's a little harsh, but Google Shopper certainly isn't good news for the developers of apps like ShopSavvy, which made their name - and Android's - by letting users scan barcodes of products to find the best online price.

Google Shopper does the same thing with barcodes, but can also recognise cover art of books, CDs, DVDs and games, and supports voice search too.

"Use Shopper to make smart decisions about what to buy, what price to pay, and where to buy it," explains the official blog post.

"You can star items for later and share them with friends. Shopper also saves your history so you'll always have product and price information at your fingertips, even when you don't have a signal."

Strangely, Google Shopper also seems to duplicate some of the features of the already-launched Google Goggles AR app for Android.

A video demo of the new app is embedded below: