May 7, 2012 | by Andrew Kameka
Lowe’s Home Improvement Warehouse has debuted its official Android app, offering weekend designers and decor changers a chance to plan their changes from an Android phone. Lowe’s first launch opens up with a tracking feature that can locate the nearest warehouse based on GPS location to set as “My Location” (your primary store to visit). There’s also a map to display nearby locations at any time if you need to find a different store.
Finding a Lowe’s is the easiest part; the Lowe’s app better serves users by letting them shop directly from their phone. The app can scan a UPC or search for a keyword – like lamp..I love lamp – and see the selection at Lowe’s. Included in each product listing are product specs, customer reviews, and the option to save items for future use. Shoppers will also see an indicator if nearby stores have the item in stock, or if they wish to order it online and arrange in-store pick-up or delivery.
The “Idea Gallery” is another nifty feature. The gallery has a number of examples for dining, bath, bed, and living rooms, as well as the patio and foyer. bedrooms, dining rooms. Each showroom has a few signature items that can be tapped to load its product page. It’s a great way to find just the right sink for a bathroom or the right end table and drapes for a bedroom.
Lowes also features how-to videos from its YouTube channel and MyLowes account management. The app offers MyLowe’s card purchase history, profile management, and create lists of items to buy for any home improvement project. All of these features are packed into a handy app designed to be both informative and easily navigated. The entire store’s catalog appears to be accessible, and there are helpful ways to shop or manage your visit to the store. Anyone who shops at Lowe’s should download this app now.
Android 2.1 or higher is required to use Lowe’s.