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07-20-2009, 01:34 PM #1
Your iPhone can Read Barcodes
RedLaser, a new app available via Cydia, is very cool. It's a barcode reader for the iPhone - and it works even on the 2G and 3G iPhones, without auto-focus. Reading straight from the camera feed (no need to take a photo, just hold it up to the bar code and wait a second), all 3 models of iPhone can run RedLaser. Oh, and its free... which is a nice price.
The app lets you do online price comparisons using Google's db, and view items in Amazon.com. There's all sorts of extra options available as well - and way more possible with their SDK. Imagine reading reviews on scanned books, beaming movies to your TiVo, adding milk to your grocery list... possibilities are endles.
RedLaser's magic comes from their scanner algorithm. We chatted with Jeffrey Powers, co-founder of Occipital (make of RedLaser), who said:
The bars are so blurry up close that we had to create software that is able to mathematically compensate in a way that had never been done before on the iPhone. Getting it to run fast enough for the phone was another big feat. We spent three months getting it to the level it's at now.
But for some REALLY cool stuff they're looking into using the iPhone's camera and GPS setup... check out the below video from a blog they posted a few months back... now THAT'S intense.
Keep an eye on these guys, they've got some great stuff in the works.
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07-20-2009, 01:37 PM #2
this is on the app store too pf edit: no discussion of warez on MMi.
07-20-2009, 01:41 PM #3
07-20-2009, 01:42 PM #4
^^ Way to go to be a dbag for cracking apps! I hope you work for months on something and then all the compensation is stolen from you.
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07-20-2009, 01:45 PM #5
We don't chat about warez on the board - that's illegal and kinda lame.
Anyway, the version in the AppStore is by the same guys, but this one is more powerful and released in Cydia as they got tired of waiting for Apple to approve it!
07-20-2009, 01:49 PM #6
07-20-2009, 01:59 PM #7
This app is really cool. It saved me some cash on my last visit to the store
07-20-2009, 02:02 PM #8
very nice! im def gonna be keepin an eye out for these guys-[r]
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07-20-2009, 02:09 PM #9
Tried this on my brothers jailbroken ipod and it works great! Hopefully they will fix the version on the app store now
07-20-2009, 02:18 PM #10
This app works great. I tried it on a few off the wall barcodes around the office. It recognized them on the first try. Thanks!!
07-20-2009, 02:19 PM #11
There's two versions in Cydia, one by *Edit* and one that costs money lol
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07-20-2009, 02:25 PM #12
that is so effin cool! now only if i could get cydia to stop giving me a network error =/
07-20-2009, 02:25 PM #13
07-20-2009, 02:34 PM #14
07-20-2009, 02:56 PM #15
I love it, had the other red laser app and it was HELLA slow. This one is really fast. I love it.
07-20-2009, 03:02 PM #16
Very very cool app! I launched the app right after I finished downloading it and I picked up my copy of NCAA 10 Xbox 360 game and scanned the code on back and instantly it recognized it and listed the price from about 10 different stores. How cool!! Thanks for a great app!
07-20-2009, 03:16 PM #17
This sounds like an interesting app. I'll have to try the cydia version out.160GB iPod Classic
8GB 2G - Firmware 2.2.1 PWN'D
8GB 3G - Firmware 3.0 PWN'D
16GB 3G S - Firmware 3.0 Ra1n'n Purple
64GB iPad 3G - Spirit'd
32GB iPhone 4
07-20-2009, 04:03 PM #18
Slick as can be!
It works well and very fast.
07-20-2009, 04:04 PM #19
i was getting tired of the G1 users using this as a excuse!!
07-20-2009, 04:11 PM #20
Hmmm why do I not see this in Cydia?
Oh well just got it from the app store. Works GREAT!
Last edited by RandyC; 07-20-2009 at 04:29 PM.