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Sprint App of the Week - Barcode scanners


QR codes certainly are enjoying their 15 minutes of fame at the moment.  These newfangled square images are popping up online, on business cards, on T-shirts and even in huge displays on Times Square.

BAW apps QR .pngarticle appearing on this week said “barcode scanning is up 700% in 2010” as more smartphone users rely on apps helping them navigate quickly to the information they seek.

Sarah Evans, a public relations and new media consultant who keeps up with the latest innovative uses of emerging technologies, offered some additional examples this week of how QR codes can be used.

A Quick QR Code 101 on

So put a scanning app on your smartphone, keep your eyes open for these increasingly prevalent QR codes and see how easy it can be to get the information you will find helpful and interesting.


This app turns your camera phone into an all-in-one barcode reader, allowing you to navigate easily to a website, do price comparisons on a product and a lot more. The app works for QR codes and other formats.

“ScanLife makes it easier for people to launch information in seconds by using the camera.  Barcodes can save people money by showing the lowest prices, and they can launch other content like app downloads or video in one-click.  ScanLife is already being preloaded on a number of Sprint devices,” according to ScanLife.

ScanLife Barcode Reader on

ShopSavvy Barcode Scanner

ShopSavvy Barcode Scanner on

“Aim the camera at any barcode, wait for the beep and ShopSavvy will provide you with a list of online and local prices,” as stated on

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