ScanLife Barcode & QR Reader – a must have app!
Apr 15, 2014 1:00 PM –
ScanLife Barcode & QR Reader is a nifty app to scan barcodes and QR codes, save scan history, find deals nearby or online, see what others are scanning in real-time plus you can create and share your own QR codes.
Tested on: HTC One X
Pros & Cons:
- Mesmerically simple to use with accurate scanning!
- Great user interface!
- Scan QR, Datamatrix, EZcode and UPC codes easily!
- Link to Amazon reviews, etc!
- Very, very fast!
- I’ve found it occasionally gets the scan wrong or won’t recognize it. This has always been remedied by scanning again, however, it’s almost as if the app is trying to go too fast and not scanning something properly the first time.
Barcodes are all around us. If you bought a product in a modern store, it will almost certainly have a barcode of some kind. Additionally, more and more tech-savvy companies are allowing interested parties access to additional content via the use of QR codes. These can be found in magazines, advertising hoardings and elsewhere. A small square can actually provide a unique link to all kinds of extra online content such as videos, galleries and more. It’s fast, convenient and a growing medium for interactions between parties.
Tip: for the romantic geek wanting to use QR codes, create a message for a loved one and embed it in a QR code. Print, then stick it in that Valentines card for romance 21st century style!
You are first presented with a kind of dashboard interface which gives you a choice of destinations. You can browse through scans you have previously made in My Scans. Discover presents an interesting feed of items scanned by users worldwide in real-time. QR Code lets you create your very own contact information card into the QR format to share! Settings, of course, lets you make different adjustments to the app, such as sound effects and the scanner theme. Needless to say, Scan lets you scan an actual code! The app also has a Rewards feature with mPoints where you scan for points that can be redeemed for real gift cards (only available in the U.S. however.)
Despite being as objective as I can with ScanLife Barcode & QR Reader, there’s just very little wrong with it and I found the app to be pretty much one of the most complete applications available in the Google Play Store. It’s incredibly fast and, although I think this occasionally results in the app not reading the code correctly on the first go, it will always read it perfectly on the second try. I especially like the way you can change the theme of the scanner target and can choose between clear, classic, top gun, disco purple, old film and vibration.
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ScanLife QR and Barcode Reader – Earn Points for Scans
ScanLife QR and Barcode Reader – Start Screen
ScanLife QR and Barcode Reader – Scanning
ScanLife QR and Barcode Reader – Scanned
ScanLife QR and Barcode Reader – Scan Details
ScanLife QR and Barcode Reader – Discover Scans
ScanLife QR and Barcode Reader – Opening Website URL
ScanLife QR and Barcode Reader – My Scans
ScanLife QR and Barcode Reader – Create QR Code
ScanLife QR and Barcode Reader – My QR Quote
ScanLife QR and Barcode Reader – Settings
For interacting with these codes that really are all around you, the app is superb. I personally like to visit book shops and scan everything I’m interested in. These are all saved and I can see if I can find better prices elsewhere. There are umpteen uses for it so it’s an incredibly useful app to have.
Ease of Use:
The dashboard interface couldn’t make it easier. Just click on scan and the camera will open and start looking for codes to scan. The app is very responsive- so much so I found it difficult to take screenshots of the scanning in action because it so quickly identified the product (Hence, dear reader, the slightly blurry shots on the scanning screenshot above!)
This depends on you. I personally use it occasionally due to something I’m interested in or if I’m on a shopping trip of some kind and want to compare prices.
The interface is very polished and looks great to use. The themes looks awesome and let you personalize your experience that little bit more.
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