After reading this post about Android outselling iPhone, I got a tweet from Scott from the Ausdroid Podcast who suggested emailing customer service for Coles and Woolworths, which I did, and received the following replies confirming that both supermarket companies are working on Android applications.
Thank you for your enquiry regarding Coles Shopmate.
Unfortunately this application is only available on the iphone; however I can confirm that we are currently working on making this application available for Android phones as well.
Once again we thank you for your email and looking forward to your future custom.
Coles Customer Care.
Thank you for contacting us about our new App.
We’re currently looking into extending our app across different handsets, including Android, and hope to have something to announce in the near future. Stay tuned for more information soon via our website and Facebook page (facebook.com/woolworths).
Please let me know if there is anything further we can help with.
Woolworths Supermarket Customer Service Team
The current iPhone app for both stores offers the ability to create lists, check recipes, locate stores & view specials. The Woolworths app is also able to scan barcodes, whilst the Coles app appears to offer a ‘Virtual Home’ option to suggest products for rooms in your house.
So it appears that both of the large chains are looking into apps for Android and perhaps other platforms as well.