Well, that didn’t take long. Ecommerce giant eBay is already adding local shopping results from Milo, a startup it has just acquired, to its RedLaser iPhone and (freshly released) Android applications.
RedLaser is eBay’s very own barcode-scanning application (at least since they acquired its makers), and thanks to the integration of Milo, people can now use it to instantly discover, through a single scan, which nearby retailers have which products in store, and at what price.
Milo has data from approximately 50,000 stores all across the United States.
eBay failed to mention how many downloads its RedLaser apps have seen to date, but it did boast about total downloads tripling since June of this year (when the RedLaster acquisition was announced).
The company is today formally launching RedLaser for Android, although it will release the SDK for the platform at a later time.
Both the Android app and iPhone app are free of charge.