1. Charmed Juan's Avatar
    I see reference to the Droid having the ability to scan bar codes.
    Is this something native to the Droid or is it an app?
    I have downloaded several bar code apps but have never had them able to read one yet.
    01-21-2010 12:19 PM
  2. jyew's Avatar
    I see reference to the Droid having the ability to scan bar codes.
    Is this something native to the Droid or is it an app?
    I have downloaded several bar code apps but have never had them able to read one yet.
    I've read excellent reviews of ShopSavvy.. I did the scanner, but it just showed the camera image with a red line across it (like the laser). Anyways, haven't tried it yet.
    01-21-2010 12:28 PM
  3. Charmed Juan's Avatar
    I got one that had the camera and I guess you put the bar code in the line, but it never did anything but stare at the barcode.
    01-21-2010 12:39 PM
  4. billbobaggins's Avatar
    I got one that had the camera and I guess you put the bar code in the line, but it never did anything but stare at the barcode.
    You must not be using it correctly.
    I use shopsavy and it works great, It will scan 2d and 3d barcodes.
    01-21-2010 01:54 PM
  5. daThomas#AC's Avatar
    You have to hold it very still and wait several seconds, and it will read the bar code. Don't forget to clean your lens too.
    01-21-2010 02:35 PM
  6. VDub2174's Avatar
    I noticed that Barcode Scanner is pretty fast.
    01-21-2010 03:44 PM
  7. bluebooeyes's Avatar
    The development for Droid-sepcific bar code apps is underway. There are a few companies who currently offer apps like ShopSavvy, which someone already mentioned, that cater to the Android platform. I saw an interview recently on barcode.com about the ShopSavvy app and its compatiblity with Droids.
    01-22-2010 12:37 PM
  8. shovelheadhd's Avatar
    I love shopsavvy, I find something on sell at bestbuy and I can compare it to local retailers and even web prices. Save myself $30 recently when looking at blurays, 3 pack was on sale at bestbuy so I scanned it and amazon had it a whole lot cheaper!
    01-23-2010 02:21 PM
  9. rip14's Avatar
    I use shopsavvy all the time.

    Amazon also has a great one that allows you to scan barcodes, or you can just take a picture of the product and it will find it.
    01-24-2010 09:21 PM
  10. weirdkid's Avatar
    ShopSavvy works nicely, helped me pick out a cheaper Washing machine
    01-24-2010 10:48 PM
  11. Ginbill's Avatar
    ShopSavvy works wonders for me. I have Barcode scanner too but only for those square ones that sometimes link to apps from online otherwise for products I use ShopSavvy
    01-25-2010 12:56 PM
  12. Cory Streater's Avatar
    ShopSavvy FTW.
    01-25-2010 01:05 PM
  13. fyrman49's Avatar
    I loaded Barcode Scanner and love it. It has the ability to share contacts by creating a barcode for the contact for others to scan. I was on the blogs, and noticed a barcode in the blog about Trapster. I scaned it of my monitor screen and voila.... took me to the app in the android market. pretty awesome. looking forward to what else I can discover with this app.
    01-27-2010 06:22 PM
  14. jyew's Avatar
    If you have Amazon on your droid, there is also a barcode scanner to search. Very useful to get all the Amazon reviews.
    01-27-2010 09:55 PM
  15. o2bnclemson's Avatar
    One cool thing I found that Barcode Scanner will do that, to my knowledge, the others won't do, is scan shipping labels for easy tracking. I'm an Acct Exec for UPS and I found that I can scan the UPS bar code on the shipping label and it will convert it to a 1Z tracking number that I can then go to the web and track at UPS.com. I'm sure it works for FedEx as well, though I've not tried that specifically. Shop Savvy did not recognize the shipping bar code. I thought that was a pretty cool little option - and some of my customers have thought so as well.
    01-28-2010 09:21 AM
  16. Cory Streater's Avatar
    One cool thing I found that Barcode Scanner will do that, to my knowledge, the others won't do, is scan shipping labels for easy tracking. I'm an Acct Exec for UPS and I found that I can scan the UPS bar code on the shipping label and it will convert it to a 1Z tracking number that I can then go to the web and track at UPS.com. I'm sure it works for FedEx as well, though I've not tried that specifically. Shop Savvy did not recognize the shipping bar code. I thought that was a pretty cool little option - and some of my customers have thought so as well.
    Download and install Mobile Package Tracker from the Market. It has a built in bar scanner. Totally awesome program.
    01-28-2010 09:56 AM
  17. Double Tap's Avatar
    Has anyone done a comparison of ShopSavvy against Barcode Scanner and CompareEverywhere in a formal review?
    02-28-2010 06:05 AM
  18. DeeMat's Avatar
    Has anyone done a comparison of ShopSavvy against Barcode Scanner and CompareEverywhere in a formal review?
    I'd be curious for the same. I tried both but for some reason kept ShopSavvy because it did better at ready barcode labels for me.
    02-28-2010 02:53 PM
  19. anon(3653)'s Avatar
    I have used ShopSavvy several times and easily saved over $100 on things.
    02-28-2010 05:54 PM
  20. DeeMat's Avatar
    I have used ShopSavvy several times and easily saved over $100 on things.
    Nice. The ability to find price information is definitely a plus for ShopSavvy.
    02-28-2010 11:27 PM
  21. Lisaf2009's Avatar
    Hi

    ShopSavvy is working very good and I have used it many times. I have also barcode scanner too but i am using both because shopsavvy is easy to use.

    Thanks
    Lisa
    03-24-2010 12:49 AM
  22. mrjam3s's Avatar
    I downloaded barcode scanner, but have yet to use it. Sounds like shopsavvy is a good one too. I'll have to check it out.

    Thanks everyone!
    03-24-2010 10:02 AM
  23. takeshi's Avatar
    I got one that had the camera and I guess you put the bar code in the line, but it never did anything but stare at the barcode.
    Make sure that lighting is good and that you're holding it steady and that the barcode is within the box. You'll probably get better results if the barcode fills as much of the box as possible.
    03-24-2010 10:25 AM
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