Saturday, September 4, 2010
Yesterday afternoon, Target quietly released their own app into the Android Market. It's not uncommon for companies to create their own branded apps, but the Target app is more powerful than it looks. It's available now and should work on most Android phones, even older ones.
The app isn't for mobile shopping, but rather promises to help you plan and manage your trip to physical Target locations. It offers the ability to search for items and then tells you which stores have the item in stock and even tells you what aisle it's in once you get there. It also includes standard things like store hours, directions, phone numbers, etc.
It also includes a bar code scanner feature that lets you look up the price of an item. It doesn't comparison shop for you, but if you find an item missing a price, it saves you a walk over to one of those "find the price here!" kiosks. You can download the app by clicking here from your phone, by scanning this QR code, or by searching the Market for "Target."