iPad version available now; Honeycomb users have to wait


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We'll ignore, for the moment, the fact that this Google app hits iOS before Android, and instead focus on how much easier the Google Catalogs app appears to make shopping. The tablet app aggregates some of your favorite catalogs in a single app. Tags in each catalog bring up photos and video of an item. You can search across catalogs, and favorite items for later, and save items across catalogs.

A sampling of the catalogs included in the app are: Anthropologie, Bare Escentuals, Bergdorf Goodman, Crate and Barrel, L.L. Bean, Lands’ End, Macy’s, Neiman Marcus, Nordstrom, Pottery Barn, Saks Fifth Avenue, Sephora, Sundance, Tea Collection, Urban Outfitters and Williams-Sonoma.

We're a long way from dog-eared pages, eh?

Source: Google

 

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Google Catalogs makes shopping from your tablet easier

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wait what. Thats Bad real bad.

Maybe after seeing this Google will start a magazine service. I want spin play so bad.

Why would it come out to the Ipad first...I mean if I owned a company I would be loyal to the consumers that bought into android not ios....I really think sometimes that people are just plain stupid...

Why would it come out to the Ipad first...I mean if I owned a company I would be loyal to the consumers that bought into android not ios....I really think sometimes that people are just plain stupid...

Think in terms of installed base.

Android tabs are just starting to take off. Much bigger numbers of ipads out there due to their head start.

But I wouldn't be surprised that the Android version does much more than apple will allow them to do.
And it might take them a bit to get that set up.

Besides, Google has to show a little love for Apple after yesterday's beeachtCh slap.

Yeah, that makes sense to release the app on the rival platform before your own. Microsoft wouldn't be around today if Office was first released for Apple.

I would prefer to have a Honeycomb app first as well. And would totally download it onto my Transformer. But maybe they're just trying to get it out to the larger user base first?

This is getting ridiculous. Google needs to focus on Honeycomb and converting all of their existing apps into a tablet form-factor. I am beginning to regret my recent tablet purchase because of this lack of support.

THIS MAKES NO SENSE! - even the Google Catalog main page shows nothing but the iPad.. Way to go google, way to give people yet another reason to choose the iPad over a Honeycomb tablet, way to take a GREAT marketing opportunity and screw your own brand in the process of improving your competitions. Who the hell is driving this Google Ship? - Someone needs to lose a job over this - http://www.google.com/catalogs/about/#a