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ZipList Releases New Android App for Grocery Shoppers
Sterling, VA (PRWEB) November 4, 2010
ZipList, an online shopping list and recipe search service, today introduced a free Android app to enable users to create and share grocery lists, as well as search recipes, while on-the-go. This new Android app further extends ZipList’s mobile capabilities following the release of a free app for iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad users in April.
ZipList launched in February to enable users to share their grocery lists, automatically categorize items, sort lists by aisle or store, and update lists on the web or by text message, email or instant message. Users can also search more than 500,000 recipes and add ingredients for each one to their online shopping list with one click. They can also save all their recipes from across the web in one universal recipe box.
Shopping list apps are among the most popular lifestyle and productivity apps in the Android Market. Users can learn more about the free ZipList service at http://www.ziplist.com/android then click through to the Android Market to download the new Android app. Android users can also scan the QR code there to go directly to the free app in the Android Market.
“A shopping list app is one of the easiest ways to manage your grocery shopping, saving time in-store and reducing impulse purchases,” said Geoff Allen, Founder and CEO, ZipList, Inc. “The ZipList app enables users to sync and share lists that are created both on the web and on other mobile devices. Users can also search for recipes from a variety of sources and add ingredients to the list with one click, helping to streamline the overall grocery shopping experience.”
Key features of the new Android app from ZipList include:
Create and Update Shopping Lists: Build and share lists with family members to let them view, add or delete items using the web, iPhone, text messages, email, instant messages or other mobile phones. ZipList automatically categorizes items added to the list, including many abbreviations and misspellings. Users can prioritize items and sort lists by importance.
Web Sync: Sync shopping lists in real-time between the new Android app, the web, mobile web browsers on Blackberry, iPhone, Palm and Microsoft phones, and ZipList apps running on the iPhone, iPod Touch or iPad.
Add Items by Scanning a Product Barcode: With the new Android app, users can scan product barcodes using the camera built into their smartphone to add specific branded items, including store brand items, to their shopping lists. Android users without a camera can also key in product barcodes by number.
Support for Multiple Lists and Multiple Stores: Users can create and save multiple shopping lists, as well as build and save aisle-by-aisle lists for specific stores in their area. Users can also filter shopping lists by grocery store, as well as search for and map local stores.
Android Shortcuts: Users can update their shopping lists right from the home screen of their phone by using ZipList’s Android Shortcuts. This way, ZipList is at a user’s fingertips whether in the grocery store or planning the trip at home.
Robust Product Database: ZipList has more than 275,000 individual products in its grocery database, making it easy to add branded items to a grocery list on-the-go without having to type in the full product name.
Smart Item Entry: In many cases, users can enter just three or four letters and the name of the desired item will pop up. If the user has entered the item before, it will appear higher up on the drop-down list.
Recipe Search: Users can search more than 500,000 recipes and add required ingredients to their grocery lists with one click, helping to quickly resolve the “What’s for dinner?” question. ZipList also recognizes staples, such as salt and olive oil, which users may not need to add to their list.
Shopping Cart: Just check off each item as you shop to move each one to the new shopping cart section of the app. When you are done shopping, simply touch the “Checkout” button and all the selected items will be removed from your shopping list.
Additionally, users are able to set priorities for specific items, as well as assign quantities, coupons, notes and other information for each grocery item, among many other features.
Check out the ZipList blog at http://blog.ziplist.com for the latest recipes, product updates, money-saving advice and grocery shopping tips. Or, follow ZipList on Twitter at http://www.twitter.com/ZipList.
Minimum Requirements: Android 1.6 or above: Note: the barcode scanner is only available to Android users with an auto-focus camera. However, all users can key in product barcodes to add items to their lists.
Pricing and Availability: The new Android app from ZipList is a free download and is available exclusively through the Android Market.
About ZipList, Inc.
ZipList is a free, easy-to-use online shopping list and recipe service that enables shoppers to create and share grocery lists with family members. Users can arrange their lists by aisle or store to maximize the efficiency of their shopping trips, while saving money through reduced impulse purchases and more organized grocery trips. ZipList can be found on the web at http://www.ZipList.com.
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