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Wednesday, May 14, 2008

Android Scan - A Practical Android Application

Android Scan is an application developed by Jeffery Sharkey for the Android Developers Challenge. The application was one of 50 winners of 1,700 total entries in the challenge and is a great example of the type of practical applications that can be developed with the emerging technology. Using a mobile phone's camera to scan a products barcode and then searching the Internet for data related to that product such as price, availability, product reviews, etc. Sharkey's Android Scan website has a great 3 minute video that describes some of the uses. This is the first application that I've seen using the Android platform and I'm impressed! Hope to see more.