Amazon app makes it easier for international customers to shop

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The application has launched an International Shopping feature on both its iOS and Android versions. Countries around the world with their own official Amazon app and website are used to its convenience. However, there are still many nations without their own version of the marketplace. Amazon has launched an International Shopping feature on its mobile commerce apps for those consumers. This feature makes it possible for consumers around the world to use the Amazon app (US) to purchase products that can be shipped to their countries. This new feature not…

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Amazon augmented reality gives a high tech boost to its Apple app users

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The massive online marketplace introduced a new feature letting consumers visualize products in real life. This week, Amazon augmented reality found its start in the iOS version of the shopping app. The new feature is called AR View, and it gives shoppers the ability to visualize the products they’re considering for online purchase within a space in real life. The app, the phone camera and the display let consumers view the products as though they were in the room. So far, the Amazon augmented reality feature is available only in…

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Amazon Go app beta launched for mobile grocery shopping

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The goal of the application is to allow shoppers to buy food without a line or a checkout counter. The Amazon Go app is now being beta tested in Seattle exclusively by Amazon employees. The company called the process “Just Walk Out” technology. The Go mobile app is meant to be used at the one 1,800 square foot supermarket which is “new kind of store with no checkout required.” Customers using the Go app simply walk into the store with the application open on their mobile devices. Sensors in the…

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Amazon Rapids app targets young readers for improved literacy

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This mobile application is geared toward kids aged 7 through 12 years old and is meant to encourage reading. The Amazon Rapids app has now been released in the hopes of appealing to kids aged 7 through 12 years old. The goal of the new mobile app is to draw the attention of kids who are hooked on mobile devices. The online marketplace believes that in changing the format of the ebooks, they can become more appealing and encourage more reading among kids in this age group. For instance, a…

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Mobile commerce exploded on Amazon over the holidays

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According to recent data compiled by comScore, smartphones and tablets play a vital role with that online marketplace. This holiday season, mobile commerce played a more important role than ever at Amazon, as shopping over that company’s mobile app increased by more than double when compared to the same time in 2014. Moreover, almost 70 percent of the shoppers heading to Amazon did so using a mobile device. Cyber Monday saw a tremendous spike in mobile commerce activity, at which time 33 electronics items were purchased every second by way…

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Amazon is developing an Apple Watch app for shopping

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The massive online marketplace is reportedly creating a new application for the smartwatch to boost its m-commerce. Reports have been flying around the internet with claims that Amazon.com is currently developing an Apple Watch app that will allow the first owners of the upcoming smartwatches to be able to shop over m-commerce by way of their wearable technology. Though the Apple smartwatch has not yet arrived on the market shelves, a number of applications are already lined up. Amazon has already released a mobile commerce app for Android Wear based…

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Amazon dumps its mobile payments Wallet app

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The massive online marketplace has decided that it won’t be continuing with the service it launched last summer. After only six months, Amazon has decided that it has had enough of its Wallet app and has kicked its mobile payments service to the curb, representing the end of its first attempt to take its first small steps into this arena. The mobile wallet app is now being taken down from both the Amazon and the Google Play app stores. While existing users will still be able to use the mobile…

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