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    July 23, 2012

    AppMonday: PriceCheck Mobile

    PriceCheck has recently updated and improved its mobile offering with a new app in both the Apple and Android stores. At the time of writing, Blackberry and other phones were still to launch.

    While the app is still very much a web app (not native), the interface is slick and now has a stylish layout, easy to follow and a very clear journey to get to what you are looking for. In short, the only area that Pricecheck could improve is the barcode scanner, for which only products on Pricecheck are listed. However, Andre de Wet, GM of Pricecheck, assured me that a fuller list is coming soon.

    Everything else just works, and works well. Screenshots show the categories, search bar and browse options. You can even book flights, following Pricecheck’s integration with online flights leader Travelstart. If you’re on your iPad, you can go migrate to the full website if you wish.

    A further top point is while searching for a Samsung Galaxy SII, the app not only gives results for the actual phone, or its accessories, but also for contracts and data bundles relating to the product. Consequently, Pricecheck‘s mobile app is a place to search on products that you already have, to see what can compliment them.

    On a side note, this sort of app is something for brick-and-mortar retailers to watch out for, or at least take note of. If a customer in Incredible Connection can see the products of another retailer while standing in the store, that makes price comparison a very big issue.

    All in all, a great improvement on the last app, and a must-have application for any tech-lover to check and compare prices. Download the app, as mentioned, on Google Play (Android) or the Apple Store.

    About the author: Jess Green is a digital entrepreneur, passionate about tech, web and mobile. Follow him on @jessello.

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