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

  1. ziggy

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    Is there a barcode scanner made specifically for the UK?
    Which ones are the best?
     

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    ShopSavvy works fine in the UK :)
     
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    Does shopsavvy have an actual barcode scanner with it?
     
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    Yes it does.


    Chegs.
     
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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.
     
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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.
     
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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:
     
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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.
     
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    lol, its probably run by 200 sour dummies
     
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    LOL your probably right there dummies and tits lol
     
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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
     
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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.
     
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    didn't work for me last nite, will try again or some more goodies today
     
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