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Monday, June 02, 2008

The very next bright future of Bar Code

Scan is an Android application that finds pricing and metadata for anything with a barcode. Here are some key features that make Scan stand out:

Automatic barcode recognition using onboard phone camera using ZXing library
Shows CD, DVD, or book cover along with detailed reviews from Amazon.com
Searches over a dozen stores, both online and brick+mortar
Highlights brick+mortar stores that are nearby, with option to call the store or get directions
Links to online storefronts to buy online from the phone
Tracklisting for CDs, along with option to play sample tracks right on phone
For books, searches local libraries to see if they have a copy

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