Thursday, August 18th, 2011

Amazon Releases New iPhone App for College Students

Amazon Student

College Students can keep Amazon.com in their back pocket with Amazon Student.

Want to know how much that book is worth? There’s an App for that. Amazon has released a new student app for iPhone and iPod Touch users.

College and university students can now a scan textbook’s barcode to check a price, or use one-click access to scan items you want to buy or sell back. Students can also use Amazon’s trade-in program to exchange books, games, movies, and electronics into Amazon Gift Cards.

The App is garnering rave reviews so far, with comments on Apple’s website such as “This is a much better alternative to purchasing books at your university’s book store! Runs smoothly.”

Amazon Student is currently available for free download via iTunes. The Amazon Student program also gives students free Two-Day Shipping for six months.

Earlier this year, Queen’s University released its own Mobile BuyBack App via their campus bookstore that allows their students to check buyback prices of their used textbooks on mobile smartphones. CutCom Software Inc. developed the App, which uses a data phone’s camera functions to scan the barcode of a given book.

Ryan Leclaire
Author: Ryan Leclaire
Ryan has been writing for 7 years and has been featured in Chatelaine, Canadian Living and Cottage life.
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