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Monday, June 02, 2008

Android Scan

Here's a great killer app for the Android project: Android Scan:

Scan is an Android application that finds pricing and metadata for anything with a barcode. Here are some key features that make Scan stand out:

  • Automatic barcode recognition using onboard phone camera using ZXing library
  • Shows CD, DVD, or book cover along with detailed reviews from Amazon.com
  • Searches over a dozen stores, both online and brick+mortar
    • Highlights brick+mortar stores that are nearby, with option to call the store or get directions
    • Links to online storefronts to buy online from the phone
  • Tracklisting for CDs, along with option to play sample tracks right on phone
  • For books, searches local libraries to see if they have a copy

Here's something I'd really like to have on my WM6. But the coolest thing here isn't actually the app, but the business model. Goggle is giving $3.000 to 50 of the best apps on Android. So with only $150.000 they have a bunch of great applications running on Android. Google marketing gals and guys, your are simply the best :)

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