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4 Ways the Apple Watch Could Improve the Shopping Experience

Posted by Jennifer Allen on April 8th, 2015

We all shop, right? Heck, even those of us who adamantly declare all we need is online shopping tend to end up in a store at some point in our lives. It’s kind of fun to browse around, and sometimes it’s more straightforward to seek something out by looking around. The Apple Watch has a ton of potential for changing how we shop. Some developers and retailers have already leapt upon this idea, such as Woolworths in Australia launching an app soon and Retale announcing a similar app. What else do you want, though? We take a look at some neat potential ideas.


Something like RedLaser

RedLaser is a great app for the avid shopper, allowing you to search for plenty of products, coupons, and deals near you. Expand that to the Apple Watch and things could get even simpler. Glances and Notifications could mean you could easily see what deals are available at a store while you’re nearby. You could quickly use Siri to look up a review, saving you from getting your phone out and generally looking way cooler. It’s going to need some backup from your iPhone, but it’ll save you plenty of time and effort.


Amazon

Nothing’s been confirmed yet, but there’s got to be an Amazon Apple Watch app coming, right? Being able to search quickly would be great, plus there's the potential from its 1-Click ordering system. I remember one stressful Christmas shopping trip last year where I stood in a mall and used my iPhone to buy the stuff I couldn’t find in a store. An Apple Watch method of doing this would be so much smoother and it just makes sense.


Groupon

So many deals! Groupon is bordering on overwhelming these days with the offers it provides - from cheap gadgets to massages. Having these all accessible and scannable from your wrist would be a real time saver. Tied into your iPhone, it could have great location-aware capabilities for when you’re near somewhere with a great deal on.


A grocery list app like Grocery iQ

I wander around grocery stores with my iPhone out, looking through what I need to get. It’s cumbersome, and once I dropped my iPhone on the ground and got a nasty dent in it. That sucks. Having my shopping list on my wrist would be far better in this instance. As anyone who’s used a stock app can tell you, there are far better grocery list specific apps out there. Something like Grocery iQ on your wrist would be convenient, and you could easily tap on an item to say you’ve gotten it and so forth. Being able to keep regular lists would be great for when you’re buying the same thing often, too.

Groceries Come In A New Bag With Complete Rework Of App

Posted by Andrew Stevens on March 2nd, 2013
iPhone App - Designed for iPhone, compatible with iPad
Our rating: starstarstarstarstar :: Beautiful Simplicity :: Read Review »

Groceries has been rebuilt from scratch providing users with a more efficient interface when building and managing their grocery lists. The update also features improved sharing and merging of shopping lists over email.

Features listed on the App Store

- The app has been rebuilt from scratch – sporting a fresh and more efficient user interface, and now including support for the taller iPhone 5 display.
- The grocery search now uses Smart Data Detectors to recognize amounts and units for composing lists even quicker.
- Improved shopping list sharing and merging over email.
- Additional sharing and printing options.
- New French localization.
⚠ Groceries now requires iOS 6.0 or later.

AnyList Grocery List Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
By Jennifer Allen on September 26th, 2012
Our rating: starstarstarstarhalfstar :: SHARING SHOPPING
Organize shopping habits and what needs purchasing, then share it with others for maximum efficiency with this very useful app.
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Turn Grocery Receipts Into Funds For Your School With Shoparoo

Posted by Jennifer Allen on August 21st, 2012
iPhone App - Designed for iPhone, compatible with iPad

Schools rely on fundraising efforts from parents and supporters of their establishments, even more so in recent years thanks to the ever tighter budgets being implemented during these tough economic times. There are plenty of ways to raise money but so many of these are either time-intensive, hugely inconvenient or even expensive for supporters to back. Those people struggling need to check out Shoparoo. It's a new app that's set to make things so much easier and more profitable for schools and their supporters.

Basically, the app turns grocery receipts into money for schools. All the user has to do is take a photo of their receipt via the Shoparoo app and watch the "Roo Points" flood in for their designated school. It's as simple as that. The more spent, the more points awarded with bonuses for clear pictures of receipts and regular submissions.

The folks at Shoparoo have managed to work out a deal that involves information gathered by the app being used to identify trends and general consumer behavior. Shoppers don't have to worry about any excessive personal information being taken though as no credit card or bank details are required. Users can even cross out certain items on their receipts if they'd rather not disclose it. It's a great way of ensuring that market research benefits you, not just major companies.

Jared Schrieber, co-founder and CEO of Shoparoo, explained the benefits to us. "The concept of turning grocery purchases into school donations is already widely adopted throughout the U.S.," he said. "What's so unique about our approach is that there's absolutely nothing specific that parents have to buy, sell or collect in order to raise money for their school. This makes Shoparoo an amazingly hassle-free fundraiser and a natural complement to schools' existing Box Tops and labels collection programs."

It's a pretty neat idea and it's already been backed by numerous major companies such as Dove, Hellmanns and Knorr. Over 200 schools have already signed up to the project with it promised to be simple to join. Funds are then credited automatically based on the Roo Points accumulated.

Why not give it a try for your school? Let us know your experiences of the service.

Shoparoo is available now for free.

Grocery List Generator Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
By Oliver Haslam on January 24th, 2012
Our rating: starstarstarstarblankstar :: COOKING ON GAS!
Grocery List Generator could potentially change the way people set about doing their food shopping by creating a list based on recipes.
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Checklist. Review

iPhone App - Designed for iPhone, compatible with iPad
By Greg Dawson on December 12th, 2011
Our rating: starstarstarstarblankstar :: CHECK AND DONE
This is a straightforward to-do list maker that offers only the essentials, which makes it the perfect grocery shopping companion.
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Bag It! HD Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
By Jason Wadsworth on November 23rd, 2011
Our rating: starstarstarhalfstarblankstar :: STRATEGIC STACKING
Get all the groceries into the bag and don't let them get smashed.
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IntelliShop Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
By Gianna LaPin on June 10th, 2011
Our rating: starstarstarstarblankstar :: NEEDS WORK
IntelliShop aims to make you a more frugal and better-organized grocery shopper with powerful price comparison features, but some adjustments are required before it can be truly stellar.
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Shopper

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
By Jason Philo on July 7th, 2009
Our rating: starstarstarstarhalfstar :: RECOMMENDED
Shopper is an amazing tool for grocery lists. It's easy to use, exceedingly functional, and there's a great attention to detail in the development of this app. It goes for only .99, but I honestly wonder why it doesn't cost more.
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