eBay creates Google Glass app

eBay creates Google Glass app

eBay has developed a Google Glass app which scans bar codes and then compares prices at online and offline retailers.

"Scan a bar code"

RedLaser, the app developer, was purchased by eBay in 2010 so that it could bar code scanners to its own apps and it has now developed a specific Google Glass app.

 

All customers have to say is "ok glass, scan a bar code" and the device will proceed to scan the code. Subsequently, the RedLaser app will compare prices at online and offline retailers and search for comparable products. If a customer wishes to buy the product, Google Glass will direct it to the closest available retailer, whether that is online or offline. Google Maps will provide a route to follow.

 

Designer Von Furstenberg has created a range of frames for Net-a-Porter, fit for Google Glass. It is the first third party seller for Google's product, but the sale is currently limited to a list of interested customers as the frames are not available yet.

Questions or comments? Please feel free to contact the editors


Alibaba exceeds expectations

17/08/2017

Chinese Alibaba has trumped analysts’ turnover and profit expectations with its first quarter results. Its profit even doubled compared to the year before.

Aldi will home deliver in the United States

16/08/2017

German discounter Aldi is starting one-hour deliveries for online orders in the United States, using startup Instacart. Amazon’s reaction was swift: it will test lockers in which custumers can collect items two minutes after ordering them.

Yoox-Net-a-Porter thrives thanks to mobile surge

03/08/2017

Online retailer Yoox-Net-a-Porter has managed to beat analysts’ expectations in the past fiscal year, thanks to a surge in mobile sales. For the first time ever, these sales contributed more than half of the retailer’s total turnover.

Lidl constructs new distribution center in Venlo

01/08/2017

Lidl will open a new distribution center in Venlo, which will cater its web shop’s customer base. The distribution center is not a Lidl Netherlands project, but apparently an international project.

Amazon places own pick-up lockers at consumers' homes

31/07/2017

Amazon announced The Hub, a system of pick-up lockers that can be placed everywhere. They come in different sizes and can be placed both inside or outside of buildings.

Amazon's profit takes enormous hit

28/07/2017

American Amazon’s profit plummeted in the second quarter and is also lower than what analysts had predicted, despite a 25 % turnover increase.

Back to top