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  1. DJInBoise

    DJInBoise Active Member This Topic's Starter

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    Key Ring for Android is an application that helps organize those dreaded store discount cards. The application works in conjunction with your phones camera to work as a barcode reader to create a digital copy on your phone.
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    Just launch the application, touch Add Card and point your camera at the barcode. Wait for the application to read the information. If it doesn
     

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  2. Carl C

    Carl C Well-Known Member

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    Thanks for sharing , this is a rather interesting app concept :)
     
  3. RozzaC

    RozzaC Well-Known Member

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    I've had this app for a while now...

    I managed to scan my Tesco Clubcard...but that's the only card I was able to scan with it...

    I have yet to try it out in a store though (probably to avoid my own embarrassment of it failing on me)...

    I might give it a go when I go to get petrol for my car.. xD
     
  4. dasudevil

    dasudevil Well-Known Member

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    I found this app a few weeks ago. Scanned all my cards into the phone. Its nice not to carry all them cards now. Gotta love this little app.

    Now all i need its more cards and ill be set. :p
     
  5. dcorn

    dcorn Well-Known Member

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    I've had this on my phone for a while. Tried it out at Harris Teeter, Blockbuster and Best Buy and none of them could scan the barcode off my screen. Not sure if it's a glare issue or what.
     
  6. nekoki

    nekoki Well-Known Member

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    A cashier at Best Buy told me that he had seen some people using this and people who had screen protectors on were having problems. I havent loaded it on my phone yet but I plan on trying it soon.
     
  7. RozzaC

    RozzaC Well-Known Member

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    I'm pretty sure I remember reading somewhere that the screen brightness has to be at it's lowest when trying to scan the barcode...

    But don't quote me on that..
     
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    pavirotten Well-Known Member

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    I tried to scan my Kroger card at the Kroger Fuel station, but I couldn't get it to work. The problem may not have been with the app though. The more I think about it, the more I'm convinced the problem was the idiot holding the phone (me).

    First I held the phone long ways, too far for the scanner to read the bar code easily. (DUH!) Then I just kind of swiped the phone under the bar code reader. (It was way too cold outside that day, and I was in a major hurry.)

    I will try it next time I need to get some fuel for my car or my wife's car.
     
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    It may be the screen protector i use it on my droid with screen protector and it doesnt work however i loaded on my moment without screen protector at normal brightness and had no problem at CVS or Giant
     
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    I went to a store (Giant Eagle) on Christmas Eve, and the cashier informed me that their store has a policy that they are not allowed to scan off of any handheld device (i.e. smart phones, PDAs, etc.). I made her punch in the number by hand. :p
     
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    Is that the same as The Giant here in Maryland? They had no problem doing it here. They're going to have to get used to it I think programs like Key Ring are gaining popularity and will soon replace the keytag all together

    Kyle
     
  12. dcorn

    dcorn Well-Known Member

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    My screen brightness is pretty damn low and I don't have a protector on it. No idea what the problem would be.
     
  13. Eugene

    Eugene Well-Known Member

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    I've tried at the local library and kroger, both the self checkout and gas pump and haven't been able to get any to scan yet.
     
  14. Frantic Ferret

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    The tips say the screen has to be at near 90 degrees to the scanner. I also read tsomewhere that is didn't have much luck with the flatbed type scanners like the grocery stores use. On the demo video they're using a gun scanner.
     
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    I tried at Petsmart and Pricechopper and neither worked, I do have a screen protector, next time I will ask them it hit it with the gun.
     

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