Google Shopper

Google Shopper is an Android app that began its life as a sort of mobile price comparison tool. See an item in a store, but not sure if it’s being sold at the best price? Just whip out your Android smartphone, scan the barcode with your camera and Google Shopper will let you know if it’s cheaper online — or even at another nearby store.

Last month Google rolled out an update adding local “Offers” divided up into Eat and Play categories. These offers allow you to find local businesses that are offering coupons for food, recreational activities, or other items.

Today the company announced a new update which adds to the Offers features with a new “Today’s Offer” tab which will show a different major promotion each day — if you happen to live in Portland, San Francisco, or New York City, where Offers are being tested at the moment.

Honestly, that’s the only major change I can see in the new app although Google’s official blog post would seem to suggest that several other features that have been around for a month are also new. Eventually Google will roll Google Wallet integration into the app, allowing you to pay for purchases with your phone.

Google Shopper is available as a free download from the Android Market.

Brad Linder

Brad Linder is editor of Liliputing and Mobiputing. He's been tinkering with mobile tech for decades and writing about it since...