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Fashionably late, Amazon’s augmented reality app Flow has now come to Google Play. Flow was first launched for iOS devices Amazon Launches Flow For iPhone, Augmented Reality App For Product And Barcode Scanning [News] Amazon Launches Flow For iPhone, Augmented Reality App For Product And Barcode Scanning [News] Amazon has launched a new augmented reality app for the iPhone called Flow. With Flow, you can use your camera to scan either a whole product or a product’s barcode, and get an overlay of... Read More late last year, and has taken almost a year to arrive to Android devices as well. By launching the app and pointing your phone’s camera at a product, you can instantly view more information about the product, its Amazon price, and even related photos and videos. The app can recognize almost every item available on Amazon, and you don’t even have to take a picture of the product; the app scans the product itself, and any UPC barcode or QR code found on the packaging.

While being under attack for making life harder for brick and mortar stores, Amazon says the app can be used simply to find more information, customer reviews and to share products with friends via e-mail or Twitter. Nevertheless, you can also choose to purchase the product from within the app in one click if Amazon’s price is better than the one you’re looking at.

One feature that’s now available for Android and not yet for iOS is the ability to scan QR codes. While this is a pretty straightforward option, it’s not recognized by Flow for iOS. Flow is available for Android 2.3.3 and up, and is not available for download worldwide (let us know if you’re outside the US and the app works for you).

Download: Flow from Google Play

Source: Flow


  1. Declan Lopez
    August 26, 2012 at 3:44 am

    This is kind of like Google Goggles.

  2. Dany Bouffard
    July 4, 2012 at 4:57 pm

    It says not compatible with my TF-201 Transformer Prime, but its probably because I'm from Canada. Its probably working for and not

    • Yaara Lancet
      July 4, 2012 at 5:04 pm

      Thanks, I guess it's US only, like so many other Amazon product. Nothing by Amazon works where I am, so I couldn't be completely sure. If it doesn't work in Canada, it probably doesn't work anywhere else.

      • Dany Bouffard
        July 4, 2012 at 5:45 pm

        Amazon, seem particularly pro american, in the sense they only make their apps and work in the US.A lot of time i found interresting stuff to buy from, that was not on, but they woudn't deliver to canadian customers. I think their way of thinking, make them lose a lot of potential customers world wide.

        • Yaara Lancet
          July 4, 2012 at 5:55 pm

          Yes, I never really understood it. Even living in Canada it seemed like was half the world away. They have almost no service that works outside the US, although I did hear Prime was supposed to reach Europe at some point...

        • cdmackay
          July 5, 2012 at 3:51 pm

          We've had Prime here in the UK for many years...

          but otherwise, agreed...

        • Yaara Lancet
          July 6, 2012 at 8:31 am


          Replying here because the thread is too long.

          I meant all the extra perks that come with Prime aside from the 2-day shipping etc., I was under the impressions it was all US only. Like the Kindle library and Prime Instant Video. Do you get those in the UK? If so, it's news to me!

        • Harshit Jain
          October 15, 2012 at 2:08 pm

          That's why I hate Amazon.

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