As if impulse buying on the Internet weren’t easy (and dangerous) enough already, Amazon has upped the ante by releasing the Windowshop app for the iPad. The free app will allow users to browse and purchase items off Amazon’s online marketplace, and the entire experience has been built from the ground up with the iPad in mind.
The app features all of Amazon’s traditional listings, including separating products into Bestsellers, New Releases, etc. The app also allows users to pop up and zoom in on specific products, letting them see descriptions, HD images and user reviews all in one screen. Amazon Prime members will also see which products qualify for the premium service and will be able to take advantage of Amazon’s 1-click checkout, which is both the greatest and most devious invention known to mankind.
This app should be great for all the hipster holiday shoppers who can now whip out their iPad in the coffee shop and order trendy gifts for friends and loved ones off one of the Internet’s most-beloved marketplaces. I assume it’ll also be great for normal busy adults who can now shop during commutes or when on a lunch break, but that’s not as funny a mental image. At any rate, enjoy this super-useful app for all your online shopping needs, just remember where your cutoff point is and don’t go crazy buying stuff you don’t need simply because it’s so darn convenient.
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