November 26, 2012, 3:13 PM

Amazon.com: Augmenting reality

Amazon uses advanced smartphone-based technology to sell via mobile.

Lead Photo

Amazon.com Inc. doesn’t stand pat, particularly when it comes to crafting innovative mobile apps. Take one dubbed Flow that ventures into the realm of augmented reality. The app enables a shopper to search for products and retrieve information without touching the screen. Instead, she points her smartphone at a product’s Universal Product Code, or UPC, bar code and the app recognizes the product and displays product information on the camera’s field of vision. From there the shopper can touch the product information box to open up a full screen product page that provides access to more detailed information, customer reviews, related products and more. She can share the product information via e-mail, Facebook and Twitter, and purchase the product by touching the Buy Now button.

Purchase the 2013 Hot 100 Issue of Internet Retailer.

View the entire 2013 Hot 100 List.

comments powered by Disqus

Advertisement

Advertisement

Advertisement

From IR Blogs

FPO

Bart Mroz / E-Commerce

Offer last-minute back-to-school promotions online

Web-only offers require no extra inventory in stores. Check with local school districts and promote ...

FPO

Bill Zielke / E-Commerce

Fighting fraud in China requires a new set of policies

Chinese consumers buy a lot online, and many covet Western goods. But a retailer that ...

Advertisement