Sunday, December 19, 2010

Barcode Scanner [Essential App Series]


Whether you are a devoted follower of all things Android or just a novice, there are a handful of apps that I would deem "must-haves" for every Android device.  The Essential App Series will be a weekly post that highlights special apps that are necessary additions to your Android arsenal.

In this inaugural post, we'll be taking a look at the Barcode Scanner app by ZXing Team.


What it does: Barcode Scanner uses the camera of your Android device to scan barcodes, data matrix, and QR codes (such as the one pictured on our home page).

Why you need it: A simple code can contain endless amounts of information (e.g. urls, e-mail addresses, telephone numbers, vcards). Whether you need a price check on a grocery item or just don't have time to enter a url into your phone, this app makes information gathering and connectivity a breeze.

Barcode Scanner is a free app that can be downloaded here.

21 comments:

  1. I've seen these QR images pop up everywhere! They're like electronic business cards haha

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  2. this is an awesome feature

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  3. oh man u tried that drink? like, just now? i'd try it but i dont have that cayenne pepper stuff

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  4. Haha... yeah I did. Honestly, I don't recommend it. The end result wasn't pretty.

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  5. I have actually been seeing these kind of codes around town and wasn't quite sure what they were. That's pretty cool.

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  6. This bar code thing seems to be next year's fashionable app

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  7. This app is pretty sweet. My friend has it and he always shows it off around me haha.

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  8. A friend of mine showed me this a while ago. He was excited but it didn't understand why.

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  9. That's pretty useless but it's fun.

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  10. @ImmaFrog

    Useless? What you just read there is the future. Soon or later everybody is going to need a phone or some kind of Barcode scanner to go out.

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  11. This is one of the reasons why I want an Android phone. Great blog!

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  12. My roommate loved using this randomly at the store.

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  13. This app is so helpful for me. I use it probably daily

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  14. damn all these apps keep getting more and more killer.

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  15. I have seen them in the cinema, airports, even grocerie stores. Cool app!

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  16. Wow this is pretty cool.

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  17. That sounds pretty cool if you ask me :D

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