|Available In: Cydia||Price: Free|
RedLaser is an application that scans the barcode of a product and then searches for that product and it’s prices.
When you open the app, you can begin by scanning an item. To do so just select the lighting icon on the lower menu bar which will open a screen where you can scan the barcode. You will need to line up the edges of the bar code within the arrows… the bar code needs to be upright. Once the edges are lined up, the arrows will turn green. Hold it still a split second longer (after the arrows are green) and it will automatically scan the barcode. It can be a little tricky at first but, after a few tries you will have it down. You can also manually take a picture of the bar code using the Camera button.
After the barcode has been scanned, you will instantly get a description of the product, a picture of the product (if available), a list of websites in which you can buy the product (including each website’s price of the product) and the ability to search Amazon for the product. If the barcode was not found, you will get a message saying, “No matching products found.”
From the main menu, you can email the entire list of products you have scanned, get help, delete products from the list of scanned items or manually enter a barcode number.
I starting testing this app by scanning some food items and I quickly got addicted. I ended up going all around scanning anything that had a bar code! I was impressed with how easily, quickly and accurately it scanned barcodes. Out of all the items I scanned, were only two in which the app did not find. I did have to rescan a few items before it found them but, overall, it worked great. One thing I would definitely like to see change is that the webpages would open inside of the application instead of opening in Safari. You can get RedLaser via the BigBoss source.
Note: This app is currently a beta.
Another Note: If you go into your stock Settings application and tap on RedLaser, you are able to change the country and the currency. It currently supports USD, GBP and EUR along with the countries; Canada, China, France, Germany, Japan, United Kingdom and the United States.