Friday, December 03, 2004

Ericsson Gets It

From Russell's Blog

Best Mobile Applications Awards

Ericsson's Mobile Application Awards 2004 were announced yesterday.

The winners, selected for from 200 market ready entrants were:

Best Mobile Enterprise Application

Lavasphere by Gavitec AG (Germany). A mobile ticketing and barcode reader application, which turns camera phones into bar code readers. Once you start thinking about the potential applications, your mind does a bit of a boggle.

There are over 3 billion unique barcodes out there..pretty substantial database I would say.

These include cheap multi-tasking bar code scanners for ticketing. But the ordinary user can also do stuff like scan barcodes for information, price and product comparison or geo-specific data (ie info relating to the physical area they are in).

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