Fashionably late, Amazon’s augmented reality app Flow has now come to Google Play. Flow was first launched for iOS devices 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