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).