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“Technology developers Mirasense recently released shopping app Scandit, a next-generation barcode scanning app for the iPhone. While this free app includes price comparisons, reviews, and the ability to share items over social networks and email, the actual barcode scanning technology is what sets Scandit apart. …… The BostInnovation team tested the scanner through plastic wrapping, on curved bottles and even with scratched barcodes, and all were read successfully. Popular gadget blog Ubergizmo rated Scandit as better than scanning app competitor RedLaser, which eBay acquired this summer. BostInnovation also tested Scandit against competitor ShopSavvy with its 6 million users, which did not recognize one of the item’s barcodes we tested. Overall, Scandit is much faster at recognizing items, and what’s more, doesn’t require you to press any “scan” button while simultaneously trying to hold your phone steady.”
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“I was impressed by the speed of the scanning technology and the large number of vendors from which you can compare prices. RedLaser is touted by many people as one of the best barcode scanning app for the iPhone so, I tested Scandit against it: the bar code scanner is better, with Scandit, you can capture a barcode even when it is not positioned horizontally, and RedLaser is unable to do it. … Both services provide a long list of prices from multiple vendors and access to reviews. For the 2 Logitech products I scanned, Scandit returned over 99 users reviews directly in the application and Red Laser provided 5 expert reviews for the Harmony 650 but I had to load the AlaTest webpage to read them, which is not as convenient. Additionally, RedLaser does not have any social networking or sharing features, unlike Scandit. Once you have scanned a product you can post it, share your opinion, ask for feedback or brag about your purchase on Facebook and Twitter.
Knowing that and its scanning technology is used by many other apps, I wonder if developers will now opt for the one of Scandit: watch the video produced by the company that “demonstrates Mirasense patent-pending scanning technology”, which clearly outperforms established technologies such as RedLaser.”
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