Shopkick Now Available on Android

Shopkick, the check-in app with a twist, is now available for Android. It had previously only been available on iPhone or 3G iPad.

What is Shopkick? Simply put, it is a check-in service that rewards you for being in a participating store. You can read my earlier posts about the service here. I’ve been waiting for it to make it to Android, and today it has arrived.

Best Buy is one of the more notable early adopters of the app, and Target joined up this week. Shopkick works differently than Foursquare or Gowalla, in that it checks you in automatically when you are in a participating store, and it is harder to cheat the system. The app does this by picking up a subtle audio signal and automatically checking you in. Shopkick rewards you simply for shopping. Additional rewards can be earned by scanning certain products.

You can download the app (from your Android phone) here or use the QR code below.

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  • Xoph

    did you actually bother to check on the android market? I can’t see the shopkick app there at this time…

    • http://tech.jdpadgett.com PadgettTech

      Yes, I downloaded it from the market. I just searched again and see it. There’s even an update available. What phone do you have? I am on Android 1.6 and can see it, so I figured everybody could at this point.