Spyderco App Now Available for Android Users

Spyderco‘s official mobile app is available for Android users at last. The app originally debuted on iOS in June.

Golden, CO-based Spyderco recently upgraded their desktop website and the app looks to further this focus on usability and convenience. The app has multiple features, but perhaps the most in-depth is the intuitive catalog-browsing option.

It works similar to the desktop catalog interface: Users can search manually or sort by various categories and subcategories. Each knife’s page includes all the same in-depth technical specs as seen on the website. True to Spyderco’s metallurgical bent, the blade steel on each knife’s product page is hyperlinked and, when clicked, brings up a page showing the steel’s composition, with each element also hyperlinked to a brief description of the advantages it brings to a steel’s performance.

The catalog features do seem restricted to current, in production models; it does not function as a historical database with discontinued models like the Dodo, which do appear on the main site, absent.

Another key feature of the app is the Heads-Up functionality. By allowing the app access to your location, it is able to notify you when you’re about to enter an area with knife restrictions that may affect the knife you have in your pocket. This function appears keyed specifically to airports; according to Spyderco they have over 200 of the country’s busiest airports in the database already.

The Spyderco app is available now for free.