Android Phones Gain Access to Amazon's AR Shopping Tool
Amazon has made its AR View mobile shopping application available to Android handsets. The app allows people to visualize products in their home, such as furniture, before they buy them. Amazon says everything from couches to kitchen appliances and more are rendered in life-size, so shoppers can gauge whether or not the items will fit their space or style. The app is free to download from the Google Play Store. Other retailers, including Ikea, offer similar tools in their mobile shopping apps. AR View has been available to iOS devices since last year.
Mar 19, 2018
Google today announced its Shopping Actions program, a way for retailers to surface their products in search results and ensure those products are easy to purchase. Google is bringing Shopping Actions to Google Assistant and Google Search, which will include a universal shopping cart on mobile devices, desktops, and Google Home products.
Oct 3, 2018
Facebook believes artificial intelligence will benefit buyers and sellers who use Facebook Marketplace. Moving forward, Marketplace will rely on several AI-based features to improve the usefulness of the neighborhood sales tool.
Nov 15, 2018
Instagram has integrated shopping deeper into its mobile app. The latest version of Instagram, which people use to share photos and videos, adds a shopping collection, or a way for people to save potential purchase items for later.
Nov 5, 2018
7-Eleven is testing a new way for customers to pay for items as they shop at 7-Eleven retail locations. The Scan & Pay feature is being added to the 7-Eleven mobile app.
Aug 21, 2018
Google today unveiled a new version of Google Fit, its app for tracking fitness activities. Google says the revised app focuses on two activity goals based on recommendations made by the American Heart Association and World Health Organization: Heart Points and Move Minutes.