The Star Shopper app is part of the ASB GetWise financial literacy schools programme for New Zealand students. It is designed to help you become cash clever as you practise skills like comparative shopping, keeping track of your spending, and saving for unexpected events.
Built with augmented reality (AR) technology, this app takes you on a shopping trip on a planet far away from Earth. Yes, you can travel to space without leaving your home or school!
So, get ready to practise your money skills in a strange, out-of-this world setting and see how the same money rules of Earth could be useful anywhere. You’ll have loads of fun exploring and buying alien gadgets, books, chocolates, etc. at the intergalactic shopping centre!
Note: To enjoy this AR app, you will also need the Star Shopper comic book. If you didn’t get the comic book at school, you can download the book for free at For the best experience, print out the comic book (in colour or black and white). If you don’t have a printer, open the comic book on another device, e.g. a tablet and lay the screen flat. If the screen is too reflective, the experience may not work very well.

What’s New

Version 2.0

* Made performance improvements to some of the shopping scenes.
* Bug fixes for improved experience on older iPad models that support AR Kit, e.g. removed flickering in some AR scenes.

Ratings and Reviews

5.0 out of 5
6 Ratings

6 Ratings

Ashan S ,

Great Initiative

This app is a great and enjoyable way of coaching the younger generations to be mindful of their spending habits. Through an interactive journey of AR the kids can unnoticeably enhance their financial aspects and I love this approach! No better way to guide the kiddos!!

AnushkaB ,

Spot on

Very useful. Out of box solution.

ShaneC7 ,

Fun app

Cool concept to teach money basics to kids.

App Privacy

The developer, ASB Bank Limited, indicated that the app’s privacy practices may include handling of data as described below. For more information, see the developer's privacy policy.

Data Not Linked to You

The following data may be collected but it is not linked to your identity:

  • Location
  • Usage Data
  • Diagnostics

Privacy practices may vary, for example, based on the features you use or your age. Learn More


  • Family Sharing

    Up to six family members will be able to use this app with Family Sharing enabled.

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