Tag Archives: Camera phone

Pay Money, Scan Barcodes With Your Cellphone

By | October 8, 2004

ScanZoom, which allows camera phone users to scan barcodes to compare prices in stores and obtain other information and services, is now available. It will work with most camera phones, but there’s a catch: You have to pay $10 for the software, $10 for a special macro zoom lens, and another $5 or so to get it to… Read More »

Could Moblogging Replace Photojournalism?

By | March 16, 2004

A panel at the South by Southwest Interactive Festival in Austin, Texas last weekend discussed the future of moblogging — the art of creating online journals composed mostly of photos uploaded in part direct from camera-phones — and, in part, whether such activities may threaten journalism. With so many folk armed with camera phones — and some even… Read More »

More On Camera Phones As Bar Scanners

By | January 20, 2004

Here’s more on a subject I looked at in December (and then promptly forgot about): Using your camera phone as a bar code scanner. Wired says there are at least four software companies that have released applications that let you take a photo of a bar code, which will then trigger the download of coupons, reviews and other… Read More »

Use Your Phone As A Barcode Scanner

By | December 12, 2003

infoSync World reports of new software that allows camera phone users to take a picture of a barcode and then, say, retrieve information about the product: whether it’s cheaper elsewhere, dietary information, or downloading music samples from a poster advertising a new album. The product, ScanZoom, is made by US-based software company Scanbuy. The article points out that… Read More »

The Art Of Phones

By | December 11, 2003

Interesting stuff from camera phone fan Alan Reiter on, well, camera phones, and camera phone art: “I’m a huge fan of camera phones, obviously, but I’m not a huge fan of 640 x 480 resolution. The sooner we get rid of VGA and start making 1 megapixel the standard resolution, the better I’ll like it. However, I’m getting… Read More »