Order on the go with Shopping for Amazon

Order on the go with Shopping for Amazon
By DJ Reyes on 31 Aug 2014 11:34 am EDT
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From the developer of Shopping for eBay, we also now have Shopping for Amazon. As the name suggests it's an app that allows you to shop around Amazon. We don't have an official Amazon app available but that's where our developer community jumps in to provide us with third party options. Of course, you can use the BlackBerry 10 browser but with an app, specifically Shopping for Amazon, you can get a few extras.

Shopping for Amazon supports a long list of Amazon stores, it's just a case of choosing your preference from the dropdown menu right at the top of the app. The app does present you with a mobile view of the Amazon store but there's a shortcut to deals which is convenient. You also have 'back' and 'previous' icons along the bottom to help with navigation. If you find anything interesting you can share items too. Shopping for Amazon uses the native BlackBerry 10 share options.

Shopping for Amazon Main screen  Shopping for Amazon Deals option  Shopping for Amazon overflow menu

If you're into Active Frames, Shopping for Amazon also has an Active Frame that shows your recent searches, just to remind you of things you may want to follow through and purchase.

Shopping for Amazon features:

  • Available for all BlackBerry 10 devices
  • Browse different worldwide Amazon stores
  • Dedicated tab for daily deals
  • Easy social sharing via the native share card (BBM, SMS, email, Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, NFC, Skype, WhatsApp & more!)
  • Integrated to the BlackBerry 10 Extended Search, simply search from your homescreen and the search will open within the app -Native search bar for instant searching across the whole Amazon platform
  • Login once: remembers your login
  • Recent searches displayed on your active frame, so you know what your last searches were
  • Simple mobile shopping experience
  • URL invocation, found an Amazon link somewhere across the BlackBerry 10 OS? Simply press & hold, click 'Open In...' and select 'Shopping For Amazon' from the list to be able to open Amazon links within the app
  • Viewable in both portrait and landscape orientations

Shopping for Amazon is available for all BlackBerry 10 devices. It is free to download and does include ads. You can get rid of the ads via an in-app purchase which costs $0.99.

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Reader comments

Order on the go with Shopping for Amazon

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I think it's a coo thing to say. There are way more problems than being against firsters! I remember also my first amazon purchase. long time ago.

You,Stomps01 and company are just a bunch of douchies!

 experience the power of BlackBerry 10 

And company...hahaha! I founded the company and stomps and bimmer bought it.

Swiped via CB10 with my T-Mobile USA (Only T-Mo rep still pushing  )  Z30 (STA100-5), son! The Thor's Hammer of phones! Member of "Club Z30 "..... the most exclusive club in mobile. Once you go BlackBerry, everything else is wack-berry! #longestsignatureever

What's up guys!? Wedding season was crazy busy and I was working on a mix album too so I would pop in every now and then. School dances are about to start and I'll be busy but not crazy busy.

Swiped via CB10 with my T-Mobile USA (Only T-Mo rep still pushing  )  Z30 (STA100-5), son! The Thor's Hammer of phones! Member of "Club Z30 "..... the most exclusive club in mobile. Once you go BlackBerry, everything else is wack-berry! #longestsignatureever

@TranceRomance... You know I was a DJ many moons ago,(Disco)in montreals finest clubs,I aways got my dinky stinky ,I wish you the same ,hahaha,great job!!!

You guys got some sick producers coming out of Canada right now! That's cool you used to spin man! You should get back into it.

Swiped via CB10 with my T-Mobile USA (Only T-Mo rep still pushing  )  Z30 (STA100-5), son! The Thor's Hammer of phones! Member of "Club Z30 "..... the most exclusive club in mobile. Once you go BlackBerry, everything else is wack-berry! #longestsignatureever

And you, your highness are far from one of those thingamajigs you called them.

Wouldn't the Amazon deal mean that there would be an app similar to this optimized for BlackBerry devices coming directly from Amazon? That shouldn't be too far fetched with this new collaboration with the Amazon App Store.

Frosty White Q10/10.3.0.1052

I'd think so naturally but I'm not surprised if it does not happen.

Using Z10, wanting Z30, eyeing Windermere

I agree -- but only in that those two members of the self-appointed Anti-Firsters Police Brigade only serve to give the firsters exactly the attention they deserve, and in droves. I prefer to ignore the annoying little pests, as it's the only thing which will make them go away. (Well, either that or waiting a few years until they hit puberty and discover the opposite sex -- but I'd rather not wait that long.)

Yes, back then those first purchases seemed ingenious. Truly spectacular. Love Amazon.

Posted via my QNX Z30

Haha! I missed that!

Swiped via CB10 with my T-Mobile USA (Only T-Mo rep still pushing  )  Z30 (STA100-5), son! The Thor's Hammer of phones! Member of "Club Z30 "..... the most exclusive club in mobile. Once you go BlackBerry, everything else is wack-berry! #longestsignatureever

The ads in this app are pretty large. I much prefer Search for Amazon. It's an S4BB app with tons of garbage in all of the menus, but at least I can browse amazon with more than half of my screen.

Posted via CB10

Search for amazon is horrible, I guess I'll Stick with the android one because the better layout and price scanning works ( most of the time) .

I don't mind search for amazon one bit, and use it often to compare prices on the go. It saves and ads to your wishlist with ease, gives you notifications in the hub. I think it's better than this one, especially since it's FREE.

Posted via CB10

That one actually does something, unlike 99% of the "x for xxx " apps.

Unfortunately until BlackBerry gives us a way to flag apps like those, real apps will get lost in the noise.

Posted via CB10

I don't think that meant what you think it meant. Legit apps have every right to use that name.
The ones we all complained about were just misleading garbage.

BlackBerry 10 signed @ C0007CC89

They're still there, just with different names. Check out anything by KDN Capital Assets (search for "Bluetooth" for example)

Posted via CB10

Wow the first post and no followup by Quik. I enjoy reading his posts as much as the articles. Ha ha all in good fun. I hope

Flicked on my Zed30. Did you feel it's power BlackBerry / QNX POWER!!!! Z30STA100-3/10.3.0.1052

Right!? And it by his super, arch nemesis too. LOL!

Swiped via CB10 with my T-Mobile USA (Only T-Mo rep still pushing  )  Z30 (STA100-5), son! The Thor's Hammer of phones! Member of "Club Z30 "..... the most exclusive club in mobile. Once you go BlackBerry, everything else is wack-berry! #longestsignatureever

Gvo1975 has taken over as deputy :-)

after all, drmike hasn't been spotted for a while. MIA?

Yeah, all in good fun.

 BlackBerry? I premdict the future's gonna be chenomenal! 

I use Search for Amazon it's built for BlackBerry App by S4BB works well same UI and feel at Shopping for EBay and Shopping for Amazon

Flicked on my Zed30. Did you feel it's power BlackBerry / QNX POWER!!!! Z30STA100-3/10.3.0.1052

Agreed. Their shopping site seems to be a well thought out mobile site (CrackBerry needs to take a cue for their store on the CB10 or mobile page. They are no fun on a q10).

Frosty White Q10/10.3.0.1052

+1 million.
If people really want to use stuff like this, then whatever (I guess).
Me, I think it's asinine. The Amazon mobile site is great.
Isn't this just feeding the whole mentality of "I "need" an app for everything!"?
Just like the people who are knocking BB10 for not having "enough" apps.
How many do people need?

Posted via CB10

Amazon still havent released a native app for BlackBerry 10? Even after all the fuzz about their joint venture?

Lame.

Posted via CB10

Looks great, but shouldn't Amazon be supporting BlackBerry natively with the deal and all? I mean it's not a part of the deal, but it would make sense since the companies have a relationship now

Posted via CB10

Just make a shortcut to Amazon. Their mobile site is free and doesn't have a huge ad covering 1/4 of the screen.

Posted via CB10

I thought they were going to cancel all those apps under the name of "shopping for" or "app for"

Posted via CB10

This app is a flipping Web browser! What a jipp. Anyone else notice that link at the bottom to launch the full site?

Posted via CB10

I have the Amazon app by Amazon.com that I loaded thru the Amazon app store. The first time I opened it the app knew my Amazon login from my email address. When I went to search for an item I previously searched, the app immediately recalled the search records. The app from and by Amazon is very good. I'm assuming the OP app is a pointer for the Amazon.com app.

I know people will say it's just $1, but why in the world would anyone pay for this when the browser can do the exact same thing. Especially when Amazon has a mobile website that is pretty fluid

Posted via CB10

Just bought a Z10 with all accessories (car charger, battery bundle, swivel holster, screen protector) for my brother's birthday using Amazon site in desktop mode on my Q10. It just works.

This app stuff is a bit overrated, especially if ads are using up screen real estate....

And the app will probably have affiliate cookies or trackers built in, so the dev is making some extra dough on every purchase.

I'd love to buy the app and add my own or a friends... how about that? :-)

 BlackBerry? I premdict the future's gonna be chenomenal! 

Takes up over an inch for ads unless you want to pay $.99 to block/remove them. Android version is free with no ads taking up valuable screen real estate.

My bitchin' Z30 BlackBerry

I have shopping for ebay, even paid the 99 cents...then I uninstalled it. I've the Amazon app from the Amazon app store. Works great. Needless to say I'll be saving my 99 cents this time.

Via my simply amazing  Q10 10.3.0.1052

Pretty crappy on a Q10 indeed, but it's fluid...but $.99 to use complete screen for an app that acts JUST LIKE the webpage....nah

Posted via CB10

I will often use Search for Amazon to find things & ad things to my shopping cart. Then I go to blowmeuptom dot com and use Tom Leykis's amazon link to actually make the purchase.

Posted by CB10 on my VZW Q10

The Amazon shopping app from the Amazon app store has more features (like bar code scan), better account integration, and is free with no ads. I still have the pro version of Search for Amazon, which works well, but you can do better.

Z-30 / STA100-5 / 10.3.0.1130 / T-Mobile USA

I am totally confused! What does this app do that the existing Built for Blackberry "Search for Amazon" app does not do? I have been using the SoA app for quite a while now, and it has been working great.

Posted via Z10

I stepped away from this app because it's essentially the website inside an app container and forces ads on you.

Isn't this a bit of a pointless app, aimed to solely make money off of people who can't save a browser tab to their home page?
I don't even use the Amazon store app on my Android devices.

Posted via CB10

Why on earth would anyone need an app for shopping on Amazon when the Amazon mobile website is one of the best around and works perfectly in the BB10 browser, pure simplicity.

What about the Amazon partnership?...oh, and what about the music, and movies? Are we moving forward, or falling back?

Posted via Z10