iBookStore app upgrades with easy-to-use bar code scan feature

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[prMac.com] San Diego, California - CampusBooks.com is proud to announce iBookStore 2.0, an update to their popular search engine and price-comparison tool for iPhone and iPod touch devices. Designed specifically to take advantage of the iPhone's unique capabilities and touch interface, iBookStore is a powerful free solution that saves time and money by connecting students with the best deals on the textbooks they need and want.

Now, everything students love about CampusBook.com's money-saving features are available on-the-go. Whether it's the campus bookstore, regular bookstore, library, in the dorm or at home, students are just a few touches away from finding the best deals. iBookStore serves as the perfect solution for students finding the cheapest textbooks when buying and garnering the highest buy-back prices when they are interested in selling their books.

Quick, smart and easy-to-use, iBookStore offers the best of both worlds. It scours the internet and finds the best deals from the leading retailers and vendors. Results include New, Used, Rental, Digital (eBooks), and International copies. Users can easily choose the format and the vendor to make the purchase that's best for them. iBookStore also takes the work out of finding buyers for books by bringing offers from multiple sources, all in one easy-to-compare and transparent market.

iBookStore lets students effortlessly and securely complete transactions from their iPhone, email book titles to friends and family, supports building a wishlist and saving titles to a Bookbag, as well as features easily browsable lists of bestsellers and award-winning titles. And no more lugging books to bookstores only to be told no one is buying, or that a book is worth a fraction of what was paid.

Feature Highlights:
* Comfortable and simple User Interface
* Finds the cheapest books when buying
* Includes rental and e-book alternatives
* Finds the highest prices when selling
* Integrates in-app barcode scanning
* Complete transactions directly from any iPhone device
* Browsable lists of bestsellers and award-winning titles
* Email book titles to friends and family

Version 2.0 is now powered by Vision Smarts' Pic2Shop technology for barcode scanning and retrieval of book information. Developed specifically for online retailers, shopping portals and web developers alike, the pic2shop Web Integration Kit offers the ability for iBookStore's customers to lookup a product by simply scanning a barcode using the iPhone's camera. It couldn't be quicker or easier to find the best deals on buying and selling books.

"The iBookStore upgrade enriches the tools in CampusBooks.com's On-the-Go suite. Our goal is to put the power of getting the best price in the hands of students no matter where they are" stated Jeff Cohen, CEO of CampusBooks.com. "We will continue to develop technology that makes it easier for students to avoid having to overpay for books"

Device Requirements:
* iPhone or iPod touch 3.1 or later

Pricing and Availability:
iBookStore 2.0 is completely free and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Utilities category.

Based in San Diego, California, CampusBooks.com was founded in 1998 by college students tired of paying outrageous prices for textbooks. The company has evolved into a leading comparison-shopping website. With the aim to be a beneficial service to students, CampusBooks.com is designed to offer them an alternative to high-priced books and bookstores, to provide efficient and friendly customer service, and to do business ethically and with attention to environmental sustainability. Copyright (C) 1998 - 2010 CampusBooks.com. All Rights Reserved. Apple, the Apple logo, iPhone and iPod are registered trademarks of Apple Inc. in the U.S. and/or other countries.


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