• http://www.pic2shop.com Benoit

    Hi Matt,
    Thanks for the nice review of barcode scanning.
    There is now an iPhone app that scans UPC on the iPhone: pic2shop
    See http://www.pic2shop.com for some info and iTunes link, and this short YouTube video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wo2aaq_l4bM
    You need a steady hand to get a usable image given the limitations of the iPhone camera, but it works (and will keep improving in future versions).
    All comments and suggestions are very welcome!
    -Benoit

  • http://www.allaboutiphone.net Matt Radford

    That’s great Benoit! How did you manage the deconvolution? I’m downloading it now, and will try it out tomorrow.

  • http://www.pic2shop.com Benoit

    I am afraid that I can’t tell you that ;-)

  • Chris

    I’ve tried Pic2Shop and can vouch that it works. Snap a barcode and the app will wisk you off to Amazon to buy it. Obviously within limitations (books, CD/DVD, electronics etc). It won’t help you buy multivitamins from Holland & Barrett. But it found a Finding Nemo DVD and a Micromark Smoke Alarm to give an idea.

    Pretty neat (and free).

  • http://www.allaboutiphone.net Matt Radford

    It works about 50-50 for me. I find you have to get the red line of the scanner fairly spot on. However, even if that fails, having a barcode look-up while in the shops is pretty handy :)