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Shop Smarter With Barcode Reader For iPhone

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Have you ever walked into a Walmart or similar large retailer, picked up a product and scanned the product using a wall barcode reader? Usually it tells you the price and that is about it. Well, now you can use your iPhone to scan barcodes and get much more information than just price!

Barcode Reader by SHAPE Services

Barcode Reader is a great app for those of us who shop a lot and are on the lookout for great deals. As described previously, conventional in-store barcode readers only tell you the price of the specifically scanned item. But what if there is a cheaper price for the same product somewhere else?

Using the iPhone camera, Barcode Reader snaps a photo of the barcode of a product/item and then using all three of Google, eBay, and Amazon product searches, the app searches for the scanned product and locates the lowest possible price. The app also includes other relevant information related to the scanned item.

Search results can be saved for future use, emailed or even sent as a wish list to friends and family. The app even includes a browser so users may locate more information about the scanned item without having to the leave the app.

Barcode Reader supports many types of barcodes such as UPC, EAN-13, and EAN-8, which are essentially most commercial barcodes. If you are using an iPhone 3GS with the app, then the camera will work well due to the 3MP auto-focus. Users of the iPhone 3G or iPhone 2G, while the results might come out fine, may want to consider camera related accessories to improve the image quality.

Barcode Reader is available in the iTunes App Store for free! Check it out!

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  • This is nice facility for iPhone users. They can control on their expenses but you know this is ……possible.

  • Dusty

    I still find it easier though just to scan the items using the stores scanners if u just want price. But for more information, these apps are good. I used RedLaser when it was on Cydia and it was pretty cool.

  • ReyT

    Works the same way as ShopSavvy, but you're right about not working well with 3G. I would like to try this and see how it is compared to shopsavvy. Thanks for the post!

  • This is nice facility for iPhone users. They can control on their expenses but you know this is ……possible.

  • Guest

    I still find it easier though to scan the items using the stores scanners if u just want price. But for more information, these apps are good. I used RedLaser when it was on Cydia and it was pretty cool.

  • ReyT

    Works the same way as ShopSavvy, but you're right about not working well with 3G. I would like to try this and see how it is compared to shopsavvy. Thanks for the post!

  • Roderick

    This is “iPhone In Canada” yet this product won’t work IN CANADA!!
    Boooo!

  • Canuck

    Not Canadian eh. It doesn’t work in Canada, you hosers.

  • iluv2ßmom

    Canadian eh? I don’t think so! This app is for USA only!! Anyone found one for us Canucks??

  • Jaden_alucard

    Deeply Retarded.. This is for Canada

  • BenYVR

    This app doesn’t work in Canada. I tried 7 regular grocery items and none were found in the system.

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