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