Tapestry, the latest contender in the fashion-tech startup space, wants to connect a shopper’s digital identity with the physical products in the store they’re in by using barcode/NFC-scanning smartphone apps which shoppers use to build up a virtual collection/wish-list of items they might like to buy in future that are linked to the retailer’s ecommerce database. → Read More
Emerging out of stealth mode today, San Francisco-based startup BuyVia is throwing its hat into the ring as another shopping service and mobile app designed for price comparisons. The company is predominantly focused on consumer electronics like laptops, smartphones, tablets, digital cameras, and video games. → Read More
Amazon Flow, the barcode scanning/augmented reality app from Amazon subsidiary A9.com, has arrived on Android today, following its November 2011 iOS debut. To refresh your memory, the app lets shoppers scan things like CDs, DVDs, books, toys, video games, and more using their smartphone’s camera in order to display product details and pricing info.
Barcode scanning, however, is not unique to… → Read More
OpenLabel, a startup that wants to augment everyday products’ barcodes with crowd-sourced information that helps you decide whether to buy, has raised $80,000 in seed funding in a round led by Peter Kirwan, also an investor in IFTTT. Also participating in the round were Tim Drees and Doug Taylor. According to OpenLabel co-founder Scott Kennedy, this $80K is just the first part of a larger $300,000… → Read More
Pushpins, Inc., the makers of a mobile app for saving on groceries, have launched a new service called SimpleUPC targeted towards mobile app developers. SimpleUPC, which is available as an API (application programming interface), provides product information as a service for the use in mobile apps like barcode scanners, shopping lists and nutrition trackers.