The one thing people love more than a Freebie is a good deal. It’s no surprise then the App Store has recently seen its share of apps that can turn your iPhone into a barcode scanner. Traditionally “reserved” for games and entertainment apps, RedLaser even cracked the Top 10 in paid apps on iTunes. Not only will these apps find and display a particular product info for you, it will even help you find the best deals around. Seeing how popular these utility apps have become, SHAPE Services, makers of the trusty IM+ and Business Card Reader, have released Bar Code Reader.
All you need to do is take a picture of a printed barcode and the app will show you the lowest prices from thousands of retailers online. SHAPE have said that it works best with the 3GS for its improved macro shots. If you’re using a 2G or 3G iPhone, you may need to make use of a product like the Griffin Clarifi Lens Case for a boost in camera resolution. Best of all though, the app is FREE. If you end up trying Bar Code Reader out, let us know how it works for you!
SHAPE Services, Barcode Reader – Free
The most accurate free barcode scanner with Ebay, Amazon and Google product search!
Works on iPhone 3GS. If you have previous iPhone models you may need additional gadgets to improve photo quality.
Make your shopping smarter. Use Barcode Reader to compare prices, find more details about the product or save search results for future.
Just take a photo of any printed barcode and this app will show the lowest possible prices from the thousands of retailers online.
You may Save the search results or Email them for yourself for further shopping.
Want your parents or friend to buy you something? Send a wish list to them!
Supports UPC, EAN-13 and EAN-8 (almost all commercial barcodes).
Added Value: In a built-in browser you may read more about a product on a seller’s website without leaving the Barcode Reader app.
=== Compatibility Notes ===
- No special equipment is required for using the app on iPhone 3GS since its camera allows to take photo of good enough quality.
- If you are using iPhone 2G or 3G, you may need additional gadgets to improve photo quality, such as Griffin Clarifi.