May 20


ScanLife is a new service that let’s you scan barcodes for anything you can think off.
This is going to be the new way to quickly get all the information you need.
Scanlife will use EZCodes, they are a new 2d version of our classical barcode.
These new EZcodes can contain all sorts of information. Imagine reading a magazine ..
In that mag you see a advertisement for a concert and a EZcode. You take a snapshot of the easy code, and your iPhone will remember you to buy tickets for that concert.

Take a movie poster with a EZcode tag. You snapshot the code and instantly you get all the information onto your mobile (trailer, show-time information, movie info) …
They haven’t released the iPhone client yet, but according to the movie the final version won’t be long..

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6 Responses to “ScanLife (instant information available everywhere)”

  1. cigaro Says:

    Oh my god,that is f***kng goood appl :O

  2. streetstylz Says:

    A public release of the NeoReader iPhone application is anticipated soon.

    The NeoReader iPhone application is able to read and decipher all common non-proprietary 2D codes (Data Matrix, QR, Aztec) as well as URL embedded 2D codes and all 1D UPC/EAN/Code 128 open source codes. The NeoReader supports direct and indirect code linking, which guarantees maximum interoperability with already existing platforms like 2D Data Matrix Semacodes, and Japanese QR links.

    http://www.neoreader.com

  3. Michael Says:

    Where are these EZCodes? I’ve never seen one.

  4. streetstylz Says:

    It should be noted that:

    Scanbuy’s indirect resolution process, which they use for their proprietary EZcode, is infringing on NeoMedia Technologies’ core patents.

    Scanbuy uses the indirect encoding method for their barcode resolution process.

    Indirect encoding (patented by NeoMedia) is the process of linking the target information to an index (364528 for example) and putting that unique identifier into a 1D UPC/EAN or 2D barcode. The code reader on the mobile phone reads the barcode and sends the code data over the Internet to a central resolution server that will tell the mobile phone what action is associated with the index, i.e. access a URL, download media, initiate a phone call, ect.

    NeoMedia Technologies has a suite of twelve issued patents covering the core concepts behind linking the physical world to the electronic world dating back to 1995. These patents cover various linkage methods including: Barcodes, RFID, Mag Stripe, Voice, and Other machine readable and keyed entry identifiers.

    http://neom.com/13.html

    NeoMedia brought suit against Scanbuy. Litigation has been ongoing.

  5. streetstylz Says:

    I had my friend download the ScanLife application to his iPhone so I could give it a test drive.

    For starters, the application can only read and decipher proprietary EZcodes. Unfortunately the ScanLife application offers no support for 1D UPC/EAN barcodes, or Data Matrix, Aztec, or QR codes. This is the major downfall of the application, since it only supports one proprietary 2D symbology. As a result, ScanLife is not a true universal code reader.

    For those wanting a much more intuitive mobile code reading experience, I highly recommend the NeoReader application from NeoMedia Technologies. The NeoReader is able to read and decipher all common non-proprietary 2D codes (Data Matrix, QR, Aztec) as well as URL embedded 2D codes and all 1D UPC/EAN/Code 128 open source codes. The NeoReader supports direct and indirect code linking, which guarantees maximum interoperability with already existing platforms like 2D Data Matrix Semacodes, and Japanese QR links. This allows the user to click on a variety of barcodes with a single application installed on their mobile device.

    Download the NeoReader and instantly transform your iPhone into a universal code reader.

  6. anonymous Says:

    Neo Reader is the worst reader on the market and the company is a patent troll trying to monopolize the 2d barcode industry in North America.

    If you have a Blackberry use the internal QR reader that is part of BB Messenger 5.0 – it is by far the best.

    If you have an Android based phone use the Google Bracode Reader. Obviously the Google reader will work best on the Google phone(s)

    If you have an iPhone or pretty much anything else use the Quickmark reader. Quickmark was just endorsed by Google as their reader of choice for the iPhone – http://googleblog.blogspot.com/2009/12/explore-whole-new-way-to-window-shop.html

    If you get Neoreader you are supporting an attempt to create an unfair monopoly based on a ridiculous patent – PLEASE DON’T DO IT!!!!

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