If you are out shopping and you want to know if the price of the product you are buying is right or if you want to compare its price to other resembling items on other local stores or online, then Smoopa application for Android is just the perfect tool that you can use! By simply scanning the barcode of a product and typng its price, the user will be able to assimilate different prices of that same product on other purchasing outlets, provided that the scanned product is in the application’s database and that the stores are near the user’s location.
Smoopa is very easy to use. Once the application is opened, the user can start searching for the price of the item that he/she wishes to purchase. The first thing that needs to be done is to click the “price” button on the screen. This will enable the user to see a list of all the stores within the vicinity. This is done by utilizing the phone’s GPS to track stores which are adjacent to the user’s location. Once the store where the user is located is selected, all the user has to do is scan the barcode of the item and type its price. You can see a “check price” button and after clicking it, you can now have the list of stores where your selected item is available and its corresponding prices. It’s just so easy and fast!
Smoopa is a very useful application. Not to mention that it can be downloaded for free. It has a broad database particularly for electronic products such as computers, TVs, DVDs and other gadgets. What’s more is that if Twitter has trending topics, then Smoopa also has a similar feature in that it displays the most popular or commonly searched and purchased items, keeping the user informed about the current trends.
Another feature of Smoopa is that it lets the user create a personal account in order to keep a record of all the user’s formerly searched items. That way, the user can compare the item’s current and previous price to see if its cost has varied for the previous days, weeks or even in years. The only disadvantage of the application is that it has no “search” preference. Other than the barcode, there is no other way to allow the user to search items by name, tags, or keywords. It should have been very useful to make the product accessible and easier and faster to look for. This application is also not that helful and advantageous in shopping for foods, beverages and some grocery items. It is intended more on the electronic products. Lastly, it has a limited access which means, only the items stored in the application’s database can be searched. Other than that, the application is visually appealing and is very user-friendly. Though the application is only limited on searching for products stored in its database, it is still a very useful tool to make shopping and buying easier!