Tuesday, March 27, 2007

Microsoft's Physical World Connection AURA

SmartPhone has a great summary of Microsoft's barcode reading application AURA.

The AURA client automatically reads the barcode from the photo and submits a request to the Microsoft site with the barcode information, to look up the product information. It then shows the product description in the pocket Internet Explorer.

Download the AURA mobile client here

These 2 pictures demonstrate how a special lens is still required in order to scan a 1d code.

I was able to see a new PWC company that can read 1d (and 2d) codes without a special lens attachment. Stay tuned.

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