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Edocrab App Review for BlackBerry: Must Have App

edocrab1 225x300 Edocrab App Review for BlackBerry: Must Have AppHave you ever been browsing your local supermarket when you see the guy who works there scanning all the products? And for a split second you wish you could give that little scanning gun a try. Well what if you could scan barcodes with your BlackBerry? And better yet you could use those scanned barcodes to read information on the product scanned like: competitor’s price, ratings, and reviews. Well a new beta app for BlackBerry can do just that. Introducing Edocrab by Steelthorn Software.

Edocrab, or Barcode spelled backwards, is the first app like this I’ve seen. The app claims to utilize your BlackBerrys camera to scan barcodes. It then takes the information received from the scanned barcodes and allows you to search through an online database of competing prices, reviews, and customer ratings about that product. Sounds pretty space age right? Well I decided I would put this product to the test.

I went to my local electronics store and picked one item out of five categories. Starting with TVs, I scanned the barcode on the bottom of the box of a plasma TV. I was surprised to see it worked! It’s as easy as starting up the app then taking a picture. In a few minutes I could read reviews and ratings as well as compare prices on that particular TV. Next I tried scanning a laptop computer’s barcode; this time scanning the item didn’t work. So instead, I manually entered the digit code into the app and once again found the product!

Next I wondered over to the DVD section, I was skeptical whether or not this would work, considering the vast array of DVDs available. I randomly plucked a title off the shelf and scanned in the code and nothing happened. I then manually entered the code and still nothing. That’s when I realized I was trying to find a really old movie. I’m pretty sure it would work with newer titles.edocrab2 225x300 Edocrab App Review for BlackBerry: Must Have App

The next section was the kitchen appliances section. I chose a coffee maker and scanned the barcode off the box. Sure enough the app showed me a bunch of information on it! Lastly, I tried scanning an iHome for my iPod and this worked as well.

Now keep in mind, the majority of products I scanned were name brand well known products. This beta version won’t work for every product out there. However, in time I’m confident this app will be developed fully and be an awesome app.

For the time being, the beta version of this app is free. So I recommend you pick it up now. You’ll find yourself randomly scanning items at stores for no apparent reason. Bottom line is this is a fun, and extremely useful app. And once it’s fully developed it will be a pretty neat tool to have.

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