1. MultiMatt's Avatar
    A friend showed me an iPhone app that held all his membership cards (Costco, Kroger, Borders, etc), including the bar code for scanning. A search of App Brain found some mediocre apps.

    Anyone know of one they recommend for Android?

    Thanks!
    06-23-2010 07:37 PM
  2. Stang68's Avatar
    I would like to know this, too!
    06-23-2010 07:46 PM
  3. JF's Avatar
    Key Ring Reward Cards - Android app on AppBrain

    http://keyringapp.com/


    Here ya go.

    THis is the one I use and I am pretty satisfied with it.
    06-23-2010 08:09 PM
  4. TheReclinerJockey's Avatar
    +1 for KeyRing. I love this app, I've never had a problem with it.
    06-23-2010 10:46 PM
  5. jawa6969's Avatar
    Good idea but it is kinda embarrassing when you whip out your phone for them to scan and no matter what they can not get it to read the barcode. Two different apps would not work. I know they could read off the number but thats not really the point of the app.
    06-24-2010 07:41 AM
  6. Argent's Avatar
    yeah I've had problems scanning key ring on my Incredible too - so I got rid of it
    06-24-2010 07:51 AM
  7. takeshi's Avatar
    I don't see how switching apps helps. Either the scanner can scan your screen or it can't. An app won't change your screen's inherent characteristics. Though some barcode scanners seem to work better than others. See if the cashier can try the handheld scanner to see if it helps.

    Personally, I just use the option to supply my phone number in cases where I even want to deal with these ridiculous store card programs. Ideally, I just avoid such stores. Can't wait for the HEB in my neighborhood so I can stop bothering with Kroger.
    06-24-2010 09:39 AM
  8. bigslam123's Avatar
    I use cardstar, which has a setting that cranks up the brightness when ou choose a card. This seems to help in letting the scanners read the barcode.
    06-24-2010 10:27 AM
  9. DroidGnome's Avatar
    The scanner problem is due to the glass on your device. The laser scanners (Hand scanners) tend to have problems, while the optical scanners (the flat type) can usually read them just fine. At the very least I have my numbers readily available without tons of cards/keychain thingys.
    06-24-2010 02:57 PM
  10. boomhower1820's Avatar
    It also helps to turn down the screen brightness to low and obviously give your screen a good wipe. The handheld scanners work much better as well.
    06-24-2010 03:02 PM
  11. Paladin's Avatar
    It also helps to turn down the screen brightness to low and obviously give your screen a good wipe. The handheld scanners work much better as well.
    Just FYI: You can adjust the brightness for each card individually in Key Ring.
    06-24-2010 04:34 PM
  12. wabyrd's Avatar
    +1 for Cardstar. I've found that it works great and haven't had a problem scanning. I used to have it on my Blackberry and I'm happy I found it for android.
    06-27-2010 03:08 AM
  13. BrickAlley's Avatar
    I used Cardstar on my iPhone for over a year and was pretty satisfied. Now I'm using Cardstar on my EVO and in my experience the hand held scanners have always worked better than the flatbed ones. I'd like to hear more opinions, so maybe we can figure out a way to get better results.
    06-27-2010 02:32 PM
  14. easy1jay's Avatar
    Remember, if you have problems with scanning, you always have the code number printed bellow the barcode that can be entered manually by you or the cashier.
    06-27-2010 08:11 PM
  15. Dirt Mcgirt's Avatar
    So brightness up or down to get a decent scan of the card? I just downloaded the app and they couldnt swipe using a handheld at Blockbuster and a flat at a grocery store.
    09-01-2010 11:01 AM
  16. Dirt Mcgirt's Avatar
    Never mind I just read on KeyRing to turn it all the way down.
    09-01-2010 11:03 AM
  17. Paladin's Avatar
    If you get it to work like that please let us know.
    09-01-2010 01:29 PM
  18. Gekko's Avatar
    don't most stores use your phone number these days so you don't have to carry around that silly card anymore?

    i'm a minimalist and don't shop much regardless.
    09-01-2010 02:02 PM
  19. katrina2475's Avatar
    Key Ring Reward Cards - Android app on AppBrain

    http://keyringapp.com/


    Here ya go.

    THis is the one I use and I am pretty satisfied with it.
    Another vote for key ring. It even has a widget for your home screen.



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    09-01-2010 02:56 PM
  20. Dirt Mcgirt's Avatar
    don't most stores use your phone number these days so you don't have to carry around that silly card anymore?

    i'm a minimalist and don't shop much regardless.
    Yea, but sometimes the phone number doesnt get recognized and they end up putting in a store card for you.
    09-02-2010 10:39 AM
  21. bclinger#IM's Avatar
    Costco and Sam's Club, just to name a few...they want the card. Neither use "store cards" as they are membership warehouses.

    don't most stores use your phone number these days so you don't have to carry around that silly card anymore?

    i'm a minimalist and don't shop much regardless.
    09-02-2010 10:10 PM
  22. bclinger#IM's Avatar
    I just scanned my Costco and Foodland cards for a test on the morrow.
    09-02-2010 10:22 PM
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