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Is there an app that scans the barcode off a CD, and lets you sample the album?


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  1. MisterB

    MisterB Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    Seems like a great idea for an app. You're at a store like Walmart, and you see a CD that catches your eye. You scan the barcode, and can now click on each track to sample each song right from your Android phone. Lets you know whether or not you want to buy it. Some stores already have something similar, but not all stores have it and not all stores have it for all CD's. I'd like to do it from my own phone anyway, than to put on the greasy lice infested headphones at the store anyway lol.

    Yes, I know I can just buy the songs on itunes or Amazon, but sometimes I like to have the actual CD, and the mood strikes me to buy a physical disk now.

    Does this exist?
     

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  2. Bigjohn

    Bigjohn Well-Known Member

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    Would be cool. Something that launched 'amazon.com' and let you play the samples!
     
  3. MisterB

    MisterB Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    Yeah, something like that. Somebody's gonna have to take my idea and run with it, if there isn't already such a thing.
     
  4. alostpacket

    alostpacket Over Macho Grande? VIP Member

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    Have you tried barcode scanner? For products it should let you Google search the code which usually brings up good results.
     
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    alostpacket Over Macho Grande? VIP Member

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    Or even Google goggles
     
  6. vikingisson

    vikingisson Well-Known Member

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    goggles might work with a photo of only the jacket. It does an amazing job with books. It found some obscure books I have from South America.
    Barcode Scanner might be best for actually scanning the barcode. Very handy when researching items while in a store. The sales person tends to then be more honest when you're already looking at the specs live online.
     
  7. MisterB

    MisterB Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    Yeah, but at least for me- that just lets me see where else I can buy it and for how much. I'd like to actually be able to see a playlist of the songs on that particular CD so I can listen to even a short clip of each one to be able tell if I want to buy it.
     
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    MisterB Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    I'm not sure if that'll do it or not, but I am interested in Goggles anyway. I can't seem to find it, though? I tried the Droid store, but I can't see it. Does this not work on the HTC Hero?
     
  9. vikingisson

    vikingisson Well-Known Member

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    It should be in the Market if you have a v1.6 or greater ROM.
     

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