When Google released Google Shopper last year, we asked "Is there any business Google doesn't want to be in?" The simple answer, of course, is "no" and now the company is bringing this same shopping app to the iPhone.
Just like you might expect, Google Shopper does all your favorite on-the-go shopping maneuvers - it scans, it compares and it saves - but now for the iPhone.
Google lets you search not only by barcode, but also by entering an item name or speaking into the phone, giving the app that special, non-smartphone-owning friend impresser Google quality. And of course, everything is Google integrated, meaning you're taken through the entire process, from search to locating and buying the items.
Once you've selected a product result, you can compare prices across web retailers, and even find where you can purchase the item nearby, which is especially useful for those of us who are last-minute shoppers. For some retailers, we also provide inventory information so you can see if a particular store branch has the item in stock, has limited availability, or if the item is out of stock and you should head to a different store.
The app is currently available for free in the App Store for both iPhone 3GS and iPhone 4 running iOS 4.0 or newer.