Universal Reader

Mobiletag's Universal Reader app turns your mobile into a barcode reader

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[France] One week after launch, Mobiletag has seen its new barcode-reading application, called Universal Reader, hit number 1 in the free Productivity category of the iPhone App Store in France.

Founded in 2006, the French company not only develops barcode-reading software but is also behind the development of flashcode, the standard 2D barcode or tag used in France. It launched its first mobile application, a 2D barcode reader for the iPhone, in October 2009.

Aside from the iPhone, the new application – which scans various 1D and 2D barcodes (EAN 13, UPC, Datamatrix, flashcode, Fotokody and QR-code) – is available on all the other major mobile platforms (Android, Symbian, Blackberry, and Windows Mobile).

After scanning a barcode via a mobile phone’s camera, the application triggers a price comparison service, allowing users to see if and where the particular scanned product is sold cheaper. Therefore, if the lowest price isn’t on the web but in a particular store, the Mobiletag application will bring-up a Google Map and direct you to it. The application is available in English and French and also integrates various social features, enabling users to easily share product price information via Twitter and Facebook.

Mobiletag received a €4 million investment from Alven Captial, XAnge Private Equity and IDF Capital in October 2008.

  • http://www.installingsuperiorfloors.com Jim T.

    Does anyone know if there is a way for these Apps to import the read/scanned data into an Excel or Word File? We are trying to find out if we can use the scanner to track tickets coming into our locations, at this point for COUNTING purposes only. jt Chicago

  • http://www.getraenkefriedl.de Friedl

    give it it also for the german market?


  • http://mobilecrossmedia.com JA_FS

    @Friedl you have a lots of 2D barcode reader on each application store ! Dr. Wolfgang Heubisch, a german politician has used QR Code during his campaign in 2008 !


  • http://techcrunch George Griffin

    I have an HTC Touch pro 2. I downloded Mobiletag on my phone. It scans barcodes quickly, however it does not trigger a price comparison. Why not?

  • http://yahoo debra

    I have an htc touch pro 2 I downloded mobiletag on my phone does not trigger a price comparison why not

  • http://mobilecrossmedia.com JA_FS

    @George, @Debra
    It depends on the country where you are. Price comparison in France works with a web service from Orange, FT..

  • MBello

    I have about a month traying to make it work With MY HTC HD2 , what’s wrong with this APP

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  • http://www.2dbarcodescanner.info Arden Duchatellier

    Many thanks: I was surfing Twitter to look for barcode scanners for 2d codes and found this article… An Enjoyable read: Thanks a ton. I am mostly looking at barcode readers for 2d codes like JavaME, Folke Ashberg or ZBAR, or anything that is related to QR barcode scanners: Any and all tips gratefully received I would love to find out more Thx a whole load x2:)

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