Scanbuy’s ScanLife 2D barcode app goes iPhone


Scanbuy has announced that its ScanLife 2D barcode application is now working on one more platform – iPhone – and is now available for free on the iPhone App Store.

Those not familiar should know ScanLife uses the phone’s camera to give users an “instant connection to information, without needing to search by keyword or type in a lengthy URL.” All you have to do is start the app and point the iPhone’s camera to a 2D barcode and get additional information about a product or service — the application will then either open an URL in Safari or send a user directly to an iTunes page to preview and purchase a specific song or to watch a video on YouTube.

But it’s not just the big businesses Scanbuy is targeting. Individuals can also create and scan Personal EZcodes to link to their blogs or networking sites by registering an account at ScanLife’s website

  • streetstylz

    I had my friend download the ScanLife application to his iPhone so I could give it a test drive.

    For starters, the application can only read and decipher proprietary EZcodes. Unfortunately the ScanLife application offers no support for 1D UPC/EAN barcodes, or Data Matrix, Aztec, or QR codes. This is the major downfall of the application, since it only supports one proprietary 2D symbology. As a result, ScanLife is not a true universal code reader.

    For those wanting a much more intuitive mobile code reading experience, I highly recommend the NeoReader application from NeoMedia Technologies. The NeoReader is able to read and decipher all common non-proprietary 2D codes (Data Matrix, QR, Aztec) as well as URL embedded 2D codes and all 1D UPC/EAN/Code 128 open source codes. The NeoReader supports direct and indirect code linking, which guarantees maximum interoperability with already existing platforms like 2D Data Matrix Semacodes, and Japanese QR links. This allows the user to click on a variety of barcodes with a single application installed on their mobile device.

    Download the NeoReader and instantly transform your iPhone into a universal code reader.

  • Elin

    It is amazing how this Streetstylz posts on every single blog that relates to this technology his propoganda regarding the patent issues (which ironically are not going in Neomedia’s favor lately) or I honestly think he is either paid by Neomedia as part of a PR campaign to tout the company and blast the competition, or more probable is paid by Yorkville/CC so they can pump and then dump this sub penny stock on any bounce.

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