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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by ziggy, Oct 17, 2009.

  1. ziggy

    ziggy Well-Known Member
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    Is there a barcode scanner made specifically for the UK?
    Which ones are the best?
     

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  2. marka87uk

    marka87uk Active Member
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    ShopSavvy works fine in the UK :)
     
  3. itsmoirob

    itsmoirob Well-Known Member
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    Does shopsavvy have an actual barcode scanner with it?
     
  4. cheggerspop

    cheggerspop Well-Known Member
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    Yes it does.


    Chegs.
     
  5. brigsteer

    brigsteer Active Member
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    It does scan barcodes using the phone's camera. It works very well in the UK with shopsavvy. A great app to show all your iPhone friends.
     
  6. WildWayz

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    The iPhone has RedLaser - RedLaser ? Impossibly accurate barcode scanning - works very well.

    ShopSavvy is pretty good too! AND it is free, whereas RedLaser isnt.
     
  7. Chappie

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    I downloaded this app and then scanned just about every thing in my office it got 1 thing right a jar of coffee :D probably the most important thing. However the others were either cannot find or summat wierd like the sun newspaper says its a 200 gram tub of Sour Dummies :thinking:
     
  8. roundst

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    i tend to find whenever i scan magazine/newpaper barcodes, it rarely comes up with what it's supposed to be

    eg - i scanned the march edition of Linux Format and it informed me i'd scanned ..

    Lace Long Sleeves Open Crotch Bodystocking!

    going further in, it brings up various music tracks.


    Most actual products (eg coffee / weetabix etc) do come up correctly

    r
     
  9. G8D

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    It mainly works on entertainment goods like CDs/Books/Games etc.
    Food is a rarity.
     
  10. Haizum74

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    lol, its probably run by 200 sour dummies
     
  11. Chappie

    Chappie Well-Known Member
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    LOL your probably right there dummies and tits lol
     
  12. _MarkC

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    Just an observation, but I refuse to turn into an anorak, sifting through boxes of Weetabix in my local ASDA in the hope that it turns up a cheaper deal at Tesco.

    Now, expensive toys and gadgets - that's a different matter entirely. Unfortunately, I was looking for a replacement car recently. Imagine my chagrin when I discovered they did not have barcodes...eventually I found one but it turned out to be a heavy duty cadmium battery - best price
     
  13. phillevy

    phillevy Well-Known Member
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    I found Shopsavvy really useful the other day in Costco - it recognised all the items (mainly consumer electronics and household) and resulted in me making one purchase only out of everything I scanned. Costco as any member knows is not always as cheap as you are lead to believe, so being able to price compare is very useful here.
     
  14. alchemistkevin

    alchemistkevin Well-Known Member
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    didn't work for me last nite, will try again or some more goodies today
     
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