Ever wondered what that small tool that workers at most malls carry in their palms using which they calculate your bill and discount and other similar information? Well it is a bar code scanner a bar code is a unique machine readable code that is assigned to each entity in a shopping mall corresponding to which they have the information stored in a database. A barcode scanner fetches the unique code and all the relevant information about the product. The app that we are talking about today converts your phone into a barcode scanner of its own which you can use for similar purposes. Read On to find out more about the app.
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Barcode Scanner – Android App Review
Pros & Cons:
- You can scan normal barcodes and the QR codes as well.
- Scanned QR codes can give you download and several other information about most of the Android Apps
- You can validate a bought item for original and duplicate using this app.
- The navigation on the app is not very pretty and for users without the know how it can become an unsolvable puzzle.
The basic need for making this app was not very clear until it was updated to scan QR codes as well. Now that it can scan QR codes it can be used to download Apps directly scanning the QR codes. Infact if you have the app installed on your Android Phone right now you can download the app attached to the QR code given above just scan the QR code and the download will start. Try it out now. The app can also be used to create QR codes, which can later be used to scan and extract information some other user of the app. But besides its requirement with the QR code there seems no other very valid uses of the app and also the interface of the app is a little fishy for the first time users of the app.
Barcode Scanner – Android App Ratings
The interface (which is just the portray of your camera)of the app does not give a clear picture of how to use the app and hence users who are new to barcodes and stuff will definitely find it fishy use this app. However the help provided along with is of much use and that fetches the app a decent enough 7 out of 10 in this aspect.
The app does not have much of a navigation involved with it however whatever navigation is involved is quite simple once a user starts understanding the interface the navigation does not remain a problem in this aspect we give the app a decent 7 out of 10 again.
Well usability was one issue that we talked about earlier in the post, the app does seem to be useful when it comes to QR codes but beyond that the app does not really make sense if it is not a part of the profession. The app fetches a 7 out of 10 here as well.
The app of course comes for free and there are no issues there.
Putting a verdict for a app so constricted in usage would probably not be fair, however we would go on and say that we liked using the app on our device. The app does not make much sense in its usage for someone in the profession it might turn out to be very useful.