If you a thrifty shopper and have a Blackberry you should definitely check out the latest version of ScanLife. The ScanLife app is a barcode scanner that is one of the more popular ones in the Balckberry community, and now they have expanded the sue of the app to include coupons, local pricing and nutritional information when you scan a 1D barcode. So basically any item you find in pretty much any type of retail environment. The will be of a great help, especially in any type of “big box” store where you might now always be able to find someone to get you a price.
The New Features are:
- Local prices via Milo.com. Scan the code to see what other local stores currently have the product in-stock and how the price at one compares to another down the block. Great for local price checks when doing last minute holiday shopping.
- Digital coupons from Coupons.com. Scan a code from a product in your home or on the go to get relevant coupons from top manufacturers. Customers can scan a box of cereal or bottle of shampoo to find and print coupons for savings in the store. This is a useful new feature considering that over 30 percent of ScanLife traffic comes from everyday products like groceries and personal care.
- Nutrition information via Food Essentials. Scan the code to see if there are specific allergens like gluten or peanuts in a specific food, or get other health information like calories and sugars. Food Essentials has built the database over the last six years by collecting food label data and manually parsing the individual ingredients
All this new features should be in the latest version of ScanLife and unfortunately they are only available to residents of the US, but we can hope that they will eventually make their way to other countries. If you aren’t in the US you still have access to all the standard features such as online pricing, reviews and product specs.
if you use ScanLife please let us know if these new features are working for you by dropping a comment or head over to the Nerdberry Forums and fill us in.
To get yourself a copy of ScanLife head on over to their website ScanLife.com.