ScanLife barcode reader for BlackBerry now includes UPC/EAN codes

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ScanLife barcode reader for BlackBerry has been updated today. Previously, ScanLife could read 2D codes such as QR, Datamatrix and EZcode. With the latest version, you can read UPC/EAN codes from all major products, books and DVD’s. After scanning, you can compare prices from Google and shop around for a deal. Any BlackBerry can be used to read 2D codes, but you must have an AF camera to scan UPC codes such as the Tour, 9700 or Storm.

To download ScanLife, go to GetScanLife.com from your BlackBerry or visit BlackBerry App World.

For more about QR code readers for BlackBerry, see our roundup post.

  • http://caspan.com/ Caspan

    I have tried their product before and it couldn’t even scan a barcode off the camera. It’s nice to see with this version that it can actually scan now.

    If you have used previous Barcode readers you will notice that this one is a bit different. After successfully reading the barcode, the program take you to their website to view the content of the barcode. Normally if it was a URL then it would take you straight there but they make you pit stop on their page then click a link to follow through to. With Vcards it should open the users contact card and let you save it but again it opens their site and presents you the info to you in raw text which is useless.

    Compared to other barcode readers I give this one a C because it works but fails on everything else.

  • http://caspan.com/ Caspan

    I have tried their product before and it couldn’t even scan a barcode off the camera. It’s nice to see with this version that it can actually scan now.

    If you have used previous Barcode readers you will notice that this one is a bit different. After successfully reading the barcode, the program take you to their website to view the content of the barcode. Normally if it was a URL then it would take you straight there but they make you pit stop on their page then click a link to follow through to. With Vcards it should open the users contact card and let you save it but again it opens their site and presents you the info to you in raw text which is useless.

    Compared to other barcode readers I give this one a C because it works but fails on everything else.

  • http://caspan.com Caspan

    I have tried their product before and it couldn’t even scan a barcode off the camera. It’s nice to see with this version that it can actually scan now.

    If you have used previous Barcode readers you will notice that this one is a bit different. After successfully reading the barcode, the program take you to their website to view the content of the barcode. Normally if it was a URL then it would take you straight there but they make you pit stop on their page then click a link to follow through to. With Vcards it should open the users contact card and let you save it but again it opens their site and presents you the info to you in raw text which is useless.

    Compared to other barcode readers I give this one a C because it works but fails on everything else.

  • DavidB

    I might give this a try but I’ve been happy with edocrab (barcode spelled backwards) so far. Not sure I would like being forced through some intermediary web site like Caspan mentions.

    I wonder if anyone has tried this with the business QR signs Google has been sending out?

  • DavidB

    I might give this a try but I’ve been happy with edocrab (barcode spelled backwards) so far. Not sure I would like being forced through some intermediary web site like Caspan mentions.

    I wonder if anyone has tried this with the business QR signs Google has been sending out?

  • DavidB

    I might give this a try but I’ve been happy with edocrab (barcode spelled backwards) so far. Not sure I would like being forced through some intermediary web site like Caspan mentions.

    I wonder if anyone has tried this with the business QR signs Google has been sending out?

  • cjayosburn

    This app says it handles UPC barcodes, but all versions that I have downloaded for my Storm 9530 v5 do not.

  • Rancher

    I just downloaded it on a QR code, and the scan failed until I scanned the code upside down. Weird.

  • Rancher

    I just downloaded it on a QR code, and the scan failed until I scanned the code upside down. Weird.

  • Lipnicky

    Good luck on that one guys, I have scanned books, coke, knorr, cd’s, video games, toys, tools and finally I gave up. My 9700 has auto focus and everything. Strange thing is when we stayed in Japan, this stuff has been around for quite awhile and it works on almost anything.