Always Low Prices? Now There's a Walmart iPad App for ThatBargain hunting just got a little easier for Walmart (WMT) customers who are also Apple (AAPL) customers.

The world's largest retailer has launched a new app for the iPad and updated its app for the iPhone to keep in step with its shoppers' growing use of the popular Apple products -- and mobile devices in general, Ravi Jariwala, a Walmart spokesman, tells DailyFinance.

About one third of Walmart shoppers already use smartphones, "and we expect that number to increase pretty steadily," he says. "And tablets, particularly the iPad, are becoming a significant source of Web traffic for us."

Walmart already offers a shopping app for Google's Android platform.

The retailer's first-ever iPad app enables shoppers to browse any of Walmart's 3,800 U.S. stores to check on local product availability, and pull up comprehensive information specific to that store, as well as shop from Walmart.com.

This isn't Walmart's first foray onto the iPad. VUDU, the retailer's video-on-demand movie service, has been available through the iPad's browser since this summer, Jariwala notes.

The retailer launched its first iPhone app last spring, and "it's been downloaded millions of times," Jariwala says.

New features of Walmart's updated iPhone app, which will go live later this week, allow consumers to create shopping lists by speaking, typing or scanning product bar codes. The app also enables shoppers to view manufacturer coupons for products carried in local Walmart stores.

"With 140 million customers shopping our stores every week, based on that scale, we are pretty reflective of the general U.S. shopper," Jariwala says. "And as the general population continues to adopt new technologies like smart phones, tablets, iPhones and iPads, that adoption rate is going to be similar to what we see from Walmart's customer base."




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reblenj

Watch "Wal-mart, the high cost of a low price" on you tube.

November 10 2011 at 7:29 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
toosmart4u

When you say Wal Mart I think China and say no thanks. I am a American and I am proud of American Products made in the USA.

November 10 2011 at 4:02 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Mitzie Allen

Walmart works a little different than other stores. You can always combine a Walmart Web Coupon and a MFR Coupon together to maximize your discount. The coupons are found on their website or check Printapons for coupons link

November 10 2011 at 3:15 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
bobwilder2

You need an app to find the Walmart with the lowest price. They don't match prices with other Walmarts. I bought a boat battery at a Walmart and then found it for $5.00 less at the closest Walmart, and they wouldn't do anything about it. I've seen many items at different prices at close by Walmarts. They charge what they think the neighborhood will pay.

November 09 2011 at 11:20 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply