Compare prices with the iPhone

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.

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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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  • PriceSCAN.com

    You should also check out http://www.pricescan.com/iphone
    davidcost
  • RE: Compare prices with the iPhone

    Nifty little program, written by a
    very nasty bunch of liars.

    The program gives you one
    preview of what it will do after
    you load it, then it requires you to
    go to their web site to register, or
    it won't work.

    It then refuses to do any more
    than give you the price of what
    you are looking for - from THEIR
    store, and if you want any
    comparisons, you have to register
    again - and PAY $7.95 for the privilege.

    NOTHING in the app store warns
    you of this.

    Stinkers.

    No thanks, this program is
    getting deleted from my iPhone -
    tonight.
    rwahrens1952
  • G1 FTW!

    ShopSavvy and CompareEverywhere are two of the best apps on the G1, easily. Two of the (multitude of) reasons I got the G1: 1.) better camera than iPhony, and (which allows for reason #2) 2.)ShopSavvy and CompareEverywhere because I am an educated consumer, someone who just does not follow hypes and fall for appearance alone. I can't believe all you sheep still fall for "less features a better product make!"
    j3pr0x