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A Google Glass app for shoppers fetches item reviews and performs price check on the spot

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A Google Glass app for shoppers fetches item reviews and performs price check on the spot

Here we are talking about smartphones day in and day out, all the while Google has been pushing something of a hobby side project closer and closer to reality. We're, of course, talking about Google Glass, a concept that may very well change the nature of how we use technology to interact with everything around us. And while the possibilities that we've thought of so far sound awesome, it's worth noting that this entire 'thing' is still nascent, or said otherwise: we can't know when, how and if Glass and other similar products will get anywhere.

While seemingly aware of the above fact, Google is, nevertheless, probably the company best positioned to take this somewhere, given its track record. This notion has been given some measure of credibility, for developers have been hot on the new platform, and today's story is no exception. So meet Crystal Shopper, an app that lets you search for the best prices available for a given product, and also fetches Amazon ratings off the web. The app itself is designed to work in a rather self-explanatory manner: you scan the barcode of a product that you're interested in, and voilà – the app does the rest.

Of course, Crystal Shopper is far from polished and actually seems kind of laggy, and we also wouldn't say no to a more feature-rich experience. And while we aren't about to engage in prophesying, this particular app, or the thinking behind it, really shows just how disruptive Google's new platform could prove to be.

That being said, make sure you go ahead and check what Crystal Shopper is all about right below.

via: VentureBeat

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posted on 20 Aug 2013, 09:04

1. sum182 (Posts: 229; Member since: 19 Nov 2011)

Yup, one of the basic things i would expect glass to do....especially since Ted Talks 6th Sense Video has it doing this in the store.

posted on 20 Aug 2013, 09:22

2. Fernandezxc (Posts: 43; Member since: 12 Mar 2012)

why is that feature not in smartphones?

posted on 20 Aug 2013, 09:44

3. valapsp (Posts: 561; Member since: 12 Aug 2011)

why is the mirroring thing so sluggish?

posted on 20 Aug 2013, 15:12

4. rusticguy (Posts: 2828; Member since: 11 Aug 2012)

Oh what's the use of this for those who do online shopping most of the time?

posted on 20 Aug 2013, 23:14

5. lyndon420 (Posts: 4956; Member since: 11 Jul 2012)

Something like this is pointless to those who shop online. This is geared more towards people who don't shop online.

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