Google has just released a new mobile app for Android phones – called Google Shopper. It’s a pretty cool and robust app that lets you search product information quickly using your Android phone’s camera. The app recognizes cover art of books, CDs, DVDs, video games as well as product barcodes.
In addition to image recognition, the Google Shopper add also lets you search for product information using voice search. The Shopper app provides product information, reviews, and prices to help you make a wise decision in buying various items. The app also lets you star items and share them with your friends. It also saves your search history and then let you check them out later on even if you’re Android phone is not connected to the Internet.
I downloaded the app on my Nexus One awhile ago and tried using the app. While the voice search works well, the image search doesn’t seem to work well. The app can’t seem to recognize some of the barcodes and product covers I tried scanning.
It would be nice to have this feature as the voice search is a pretty simple feature. Image search will make this app stand out among the current crop of apps available in the Android market.
To download the app, search for “Shopper” on Android market.