Debenhams (UK retail store) has released their application for Symbian^3 (and Android). iPhone already has one (of course) and it’s nice to see Symbian not forgotten.
This is free at Ovi Store:
get the Official FREE Debenhams app for Nokia to shop the full Debenhams range on your phone, wherever you are 24/7. You can buy items from the Debenhams app for delivery to your door or for collection in store. View product pages with full product details, multiple image views, product reviews and ratings. Add items to your personal wish list. Sign up for latest trend alerts and exclusive special offers. Delivery to: UK, USA, Australia, New Zealand, Spain, Sweden, France & Germany.
I’m not sure if the Symbian version has it, but the Android and iPhone app has a barcode scanner that allows scanning of shop items which you can check if it is in stock and if so, will allow you to purchase.
The Android application features a barcode scanner, allowing you to scan a barcode and then match it to the shop’s inventory. For example, if you’re looking to buy a replacement eye shadow, you simply need to scan in the barcode using your phone’s camera and the application will search for everything Debenhams has in stock, allowing you to buy straight away.
Debenhams says the barcode scanner alone on the iPhone application has been used 90,000 in the first five months it was available to download on the App Store and it expects similar results from the Android application.
Debenhams has also put QR codes to good use, offering customers who spot a QR code on adverts or shop fronts to scan it in and get special offers.
Other features of the iPhone, Android and Nokia applications include the ability to filter searches, create a wish list for sharing among friends and families and find a store.
“Launching on the Android and Nokia platforms opens Debenhams mobile shopping to another millions more customers, bridging the gap between the high street and Debenhams.com,” says Harriet Williams, head of digital development for Debenhams.