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The original barcode scanner that was available for mobile phones is now available for the iPhone. The app is called ShopSavvy and this is how it works. Find a barcode of one of the following types; UPC, EAN, or ISBN and scan it with the ShopSavvy app and it will then search the web for price comparisons. Not only will the app show you the lowest price but where to get it, and even where that business is located.
Now I tried this app on my iPhone 3G and had some issues with it. I noticed that you have to have near perfect conditions to get this to work with the 3G. For example you need to have adequate lighting available, also you must have no reflections on the barcode, and a well focused image. Now I did not try this with the iPhone 3GS, I am sure with it’s new auto focus camera, it should be able to make a clearer image of the barcode.
Otherwise this app performs very well once you get the scanning down. Try this app out and let me know what you think by posting a comment below.