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.