Wednesday, May 14, 2008
Android Scan Connnects Bar Codes To Internet Using Camera Phone
Congrats to Jeffrey Sharkey and his Android Scan for being one of the Android Developer Challenge winners.
Scan is an Android application that finds pricing and metadata for anything with a barcode. Just point your phone at a barcode and scan it.
Here are some key features that make Scan stand out:
- Automatic barcode recognition using onboard phone camera using ZXing
- 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
For more info on Android Scan