Bar code app

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  1. timtruro

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    Ok, I downloaded a bar code app, now how does it work? Do I just place it over a bar code?? Help...
     
  2. sjleworthy

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    I've tried loads of QR readers too. None of them ever work.
     
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    The QR scanner will give you more information and sometimes sales on items. Hold it over e QR until it lines up and it should automatically download the information to your device.

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    All the ones I've tried scan just fine, even the ones for the iPhone; how much info I get back varies drastically from app to app and product to product.

    Usually there is a button that says scan (or you take a picture). Tap the button and point the camera at the bar code. Good light and a steady hand a big help.
     
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    ^What he said.

    I use Red Laser. It's pretty good and simple to use. Free, too, with versions for iPad and iPhone.

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    I've been using QRReader and RedLaser, and they work fine. For bar codes, I've been using Amazon's PriceCheck and have started using Flow a bit. Haven't encountered any problems, and I just stumbled upon the apps or read about them. I wonder whether your being in the UK is the problem? Seems like it shouldn't be, but who knows.
     
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    I've used several and most are a pain to try and hold still while you snap the picture and then blur it as you push the button.

    Try this popular app: "Shop Savvy" free in the app store for iphone and I also have it on my Droid.
    This one has a red line that you line up and when it comes into focus it automatically snaps the pic.
    It also does QR codes (those square little matrix maps) I just used it during lunch as I snapped one in the USA Today and it pulled up all there articles in that days paper . . . cool! Oh ya, as another poster has said, snap the pic in good light.
     
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    another vote for shop savvy - in my experiance this one will work when others fail. its fast too!
     
  9. timtruro

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    Used this info and got shop savvy, works great, thanks to all.
     
  10. Kaykaykay

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    Which are you using that require a photo? I haven't used mine in a while, but all they require the user to do is hold product and phone steady and they auto-capture once lined up. I usually just lean a product on a shelf or counter and line up my phone. Works fine. No button-pushing required.
     

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