Camera Phones As Bar Code Scanners
from the more-innovative-uses dept
Considering that we were just talking about the fact that the nice things about camera phones isn’t that they’re cameras, but the fact that they let you do something different, here’s the perfect article to go along with that. There are a number of new applications coming out that let users take photos of product barcodes – and automatically get more information about the product. The info can include anything from detailed info to reviews to coupons to offers at other merchants. This is exactly the type of thing that you can’t do with a regular camera that a camera phone lets you do. It’s not a replacement for a camera – it’s adding new capabilities that open up new possibilities.