Price Compare now on Amazon Appstore

Price Compare is now available on the Amazon app store.

Features:

  • By entering price, amount and a unit type (such as grams, liters, pounds or gallons) you can compare against previously entered prices instantly. Conversions between imperial/metric are performed automatically.
  • Categorize products under one or more categories.
  • Track stores along with prices to build a price history.
  • Use a star rating to rate product quality when comparing across various brands
  • Supports metric and imperial system (mg, g, kg, oz, lb, mL, L, Liquid Oz (UK), Liquid Oz (US), Gallons (UK), Gallons (US)
  • Quickly compare various quantities of items to find the best deal.
  • Many opportunities to compare and save, from groceries to gas, track anything that is sold by mass/volume.
  • View both via $/Amount and Amount/$

This app is a great way to find hidden deals given price inflation for food this year.

Get it on Google Play

Android Tutorial: Viewing market page via market:// or web link

As asked by a user on Reddit, how do you parse market:// links if Google Play isn’t installed on the device? Or how do you handle links to different markets?

As a general rule I try using the market link first, but surround it in a try/catch and look for an ActivityNotFoundException exception (this is thrown if Google Play is not installed). At that point I just create a Uri to the weblink instead and send the user there.

        				try
	        			{
		        			Uri uri = Uri.parse("market://details?id=com.cryptopone.pricecompare");
		        			Intent intent = new Intent(Intent.ACTION_VIEW, uri);
		        			startActivity(intent);
	        			}
	        			catch(ActivityNotFoundException iox)
	        			{
	        				Uri uri = Uri.parse("http://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.cryptopone.pricecompare");
	        				Intent intent = new Intent(Intent.ACTION_VIEW, uri);
	        				startActivity(intent);
	        			}

If I publish the app on several markets, I use a conditional statement prior to this try/catch to determine what market the links are applicable for. With Amazon I just spawn a web link to the app, but maybe you want to handle other markets differently.

Price Compare Version 1.0 Now Available!

Price compare is now available on Google Play!

The app differs from other grocery/shopping apps on the market by focusing on tracking the amount of product per each dollar spent. It works for products that are sold via mass or volume (think groceries, and anything with a mass/volume attached to it such as pop, chips, fruit, gasoline, etc).

Core Features:

  • ┬áBy entering price, amount and a unit type (such as grams, liters, pounds or gallons) you can compare against previously entered prices instantly. Conversions are performed automatically.
  • Categorize products under one or more categories.
  • Track stores along with prices to build a price history.
  • Use star ratings to rate product quality for comparing across various brands
  • Supports metric and imperial system (mg, g, kg, oz, lb, mL, L, Liquid Oz (UK), Liquid Oz (US), Gallons (UK), Gallons (US)
  • Tons of options to save, from groceries to gas, track anything that you buy based on mass/volume.
  • View both via $/Amount and Amount/$

Visit the store page and try it out. The starting price for the app is $2 which is very cheap considering how much it can help with tracking prices and always having them by your side.