A dream longtime coming: the ability to use your phone's camera to scan barcodes and then scrape all kinds of APIs to deliver data about the product. Be sure and watch the video demo.

It's interesting to me that the APIs he scrapes for data aren't Google's. I was shocked to find out that Google's replacement for their excellent Search API was a very light-weight AJAX search widget last month. I am hoping Google releases the real Search API at their developer conference this month.

thnx Brian White.




Every Japanese cell phone can read a QR Code (2D bar code) in much the same way and has been standard for years. It's surprisingly popular with quite a lot of products and advertisements containing the barcodes. Some people even put them on their business cards.

more here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/QR_Code

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