Pic2shop barcode scanner app reads even the most difficult QR codes

in Utilities (E)

[prMac.com] Wavre, Belgium - Vision Smarts today is pleased to announce the addition of a high-performance QR code reader to their comparison shopping app pic2shop(R). Pic2shop relies on proprietary algorithms to quickly recognize barcodes and QR codes even if they are damaged, skewed, badly lit or blurry. With one tap, users can then visit a web link or add contact information to their phone's address book.

When it was launched in 2009, Pic2shop(R) was the original barcode scanner app for the iPhone. It is now available for all iOS, Android and Windows Phone 7 or 7.5 devices. Pic2shop has empowered its users to make better purchasing decisions and collectively save millions by comparing the offers of thousands of retailers worldwide.

With the addition of a QR code reader, pic2shop eliminates the need for a separate app, and delivers the same seamless experience for QR codes than for UPCs or EANs. The information is read by aiming the phone's camera at the code for one second. The user is immediately presented with relevant information: prices and links to stores for consumer products, web links or contact information for QR codes.

The QR code software, like the UPC/EAN scanner, is available for licensing as an SDK. By adding a lightweight library and implementing a simple API, developers can add robust QR code scanning to their apps.

Device Requirements:
* iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad
* Requires iOS 4.0 or later
* 2.2 MB

Pricing and Availability:
Pic2shop 5.5 is free and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Productivity category.

Vision Smarts is a Belgian computer vision company that develops, distributes, and supports software libraries for image recognition and real-time video analysis. The company strives to make cutting-edge technology that is easy to integrate and is affordable. Vision Smarts' clients range from local retailers and startups to global brands. For more information visit Vision Smarts online. Copyright (C) 2011 Vision Smarts SPRL. All Rights Reserved. The QR Code, Android, Windows Phone 7, iOS, iPhone and iPod registered trademarks are the property of their respective owners in the US and/or other countries.