RedLaser is proud to announce a major upgrade to our Android app. RedLaser 3 includes a host of new features, making it one of the most amazing upgrades for RedLaser yet. This new release is now available on Google Play, so you can start using it right away.
Just a few months ago, Google released a new set of design standards for Android app designs along with their cutting edge Ice Cream Sandwich [ICS] version of Android. The core principles of ICS are:
- Enchant users, with flexible and delighting design
- Simplify life for users, with succinct, bold, and image-oriented design
- Make users amazing, by empowering them and making important things fast and easy
We took these principles to heart when developing RedLaser 3 for Android.
Our new design emphasizes the information that matters, and uses carefully tuned displays to make user’s workflow as smooth as possible.
To help things along, we’ve introduced an awesome new interface, with things like side-swiping, smart navigation, and a custom, and universal, action bar. Taken together, they make RedLaser more powerful and easier to use.
This is particularly visible in our local results. Not only is the standard price display much easier to read than in previous versions of the app, but now we have a powerful map view. With a single tap, you can see exactly where the lowest prices are in your area — and then get driving instructions, contact information, store hours, and much more.
Faster than ever
RedLaser 3 isn’t just a major step forward in design. It is also the fastest RedLaser yet.
We’ve worked hard to improve how our servers interact with RedLaser 3, so you’ll find all of our results loading much quicker. Jumping between reviews, local prices, and other product information is seamless — there aren’t long pauses, as we wait for information to be downloaded. And for products you’ve visited before, we make sure to save the results on your phone so you can check the results or offers even when you are shopping offline.
Speed isn’t just about how fast things load. We’ve also included a number of features to make RedLaser smarter, so it can help you complete your searches and scans more quickly. The most important addition is search auto-completion — RedLaser will try to figure out what you are searching for, and offer suggestions for great searches. This means you’ll spend less time fighting your phone’s keyboard, and more time checking prices and shopping!
And this is only just the start. We’ve got some major changes which will accelerate how we scan coming next month.
We’re also working hard to expand the quantity and quality of data available in RedLaser.
We already have the largest mobile shopping product database, but we have also partnered with a number of dedicated data providers to supplement our prices with other critical information, including:
- Health, environment, and social ratings from GoodGuide
- Nutritional information, including calories and ingredients, from providers like Fooducate
- Product reviews, which will help you decide which products to buy — like book reviews and details from Simon & Schuster
- Allergen information to alert you to potential risks in foods
We’re excited to offer all this new data, and a huge increase in coverage for some of our most important categories, like grocery and household items. And this is just the tip of the iceberg — all summer, we’re going to be rolling out massive increases to our product catalog.
So, upgrade to RedLaser 3 for Android now, and get shopping!