Compare prices with the iPhone

Summary:Here's a cool iPhone trick:Download the free Snappr application for the iPhone and iPod touch (iTunes).Scan the 2D Codes and (the first of it's kind) 1D Barcodes found on books and movies and stuff and get all kinds of price and shopping information.

Snappr.net helps your compare prices on the iPhone

Here's a cool iPhone trick:
  1. Download the free Snappr application for the iPhone and iPod touch (iTunes).
  2. Scan the 2D Codes and (the first of it's kind) 1D Barcodes found on books and movies and stuff and get all kinds of price and shopping information.

1D Barcodes work best with a macro lens like the one in the Clarifi-Case by Griffin Technology. Or you can hack together your own iPhone macro lens or make one with the lens from a disposable camera (Instructables.com post coming soon).

QR-Code www.snappr.net2D Codes are the funky square codes (pictured) that can be used to virtually identify anything. You can make them yourself for free on the Web.

If you don't want to install the Snappr.net iPhone application, you can still browse and search product information at http://snappr.mobi.

(Tip: David Comeau)

Update: Save Benjis is a $0.99 iPhone application (iTunes) that also compares prices.

Topics: iPhone, Mobility

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Jason D. O'Grady developed an affinity for Apple computers after using the original Lisa, and this affinity turned into a bona-fide obsession when he got the original 128 KB Macintosh in 1984. He started writing one of the first Web sites about Apple (O'Grady's PowerPage) in 1995 and is considered to be one of the fathers of blogging.... Full Bio

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