Revised Android App allows students to locate the cheapest sources and format for their college textbook needs.
PR Log - Mar 20, 2013 - Cheap-Textbooks.com has just released the next version of its cheap textbook locating app for Android. With over 10,000 installs this is the most popular textbook application used by student to lower their textbook costs. The application is rated 4 ½ stars by users. The latest version now collects information from over 50 textbook sites as well as the local libraries revealing both free and the cheapest sources for college textbooks. The application reports the cheapest Rental, Used, New and eBook versions available with a complete list of all sources and prices only one click away. “Not only does the application show everyone’s pricing it highlights what format or condition is available. This is of benefit to students curious if an eBook version is available for their iPad or tablet”; reports Bob Jones, site founder.
Books can be located by ISBN, Title, Author and Keyword. “The amount of information available to college students in this app is amazing” continues Mr. Jones. “Search by Title or Author and see all the different editions available. Quickly see how much you can save buying a prior edition. Quickly determine if renting is cheaper than buying a used version. You can even use the camera to scan textbook barcodes.”
To minimize the overall cost of textbooks to students the app also includes a Sell Back feature that lets textbook sites compete for your used textbook by showing you each ones buyback offers. With textbook costs averaging $1,000 a semester comparison shopping is a critical component to students trying to lower their textbook costs. The portability of all this information in an Android app allows price comparisons anywhere including in the campus bookstore.
Users of the current version are urged to update to the latest version. The initial install and the upgrade to the newest version are free.
The app can be found on the Google Play Store marketplace by searching for “cheap-textbooks”. A WebApp version of the App is also available for iPhone or iPad and can be found at www.cheap-textbooks.com.