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Sccope Updates iPhone App, Launches on BlackBerry

David Murphy

Price-comparison service Sccope has released an updated, iOS 4-comaptible version of its iPhone app, as well as a version for BlackBerry. Sccope is also available for Vodafone 360, and via a mobile site, in the UK and the US.

Sccope helps consumers to identify the best possible deals from more than 100 participating  retailers through a comprehensive product search and stock and price drop alerts. Consumers enter the name of a product in the search field, browse through the shopping categories, or take a photo of the barcode of the product in hand to check the price against Sccope’s 10m different price points. With a select set of participating retailers, users can then navigate to the shopping pages to buy the product. Users can also make a wish list, track prices and inventory through alerts and receive special offers.

“We are excited to be launching Sccope in time for the ‘back to school’ shopping season,” says CEO Douglas Orr. “We are committed to making sure our users get the very best prices on their purchases and to helping retailers build a lucrative mobile sales channel. Sccope accomplishes this by allowing users to quickly scan barcodes, compare prices and make purchases either at the store or on the go.”

Sccope carries over 10m different price points and features a wide range of products, including electronics, games, DVDs and toys. The company says that savings for Sccope users total 25 per cent on average, but could be as much as 75 per cent on single items.