Popular Scandit Barcode Scanner and Comparison Shopping Application Now Available Worldwide – Free of Charge for Christmas Shopping

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Scandit, a leader in mobile barcode scanning and product analytics, announced today that its popular Scandit Barcode Scanner and Comparison Shopper app is now globally available as a free download for Apple, Android and Nokia smartphones on the iTunes Application store, the Android Market and the Nokia App store.

With its leading barcode scanning technology, comprehensive product database and integrated social features, Scandit has become a popular brand among mobile shoppers.

One year after its successful US market launch, the Scandit Barcode Scanner and Comparison Shopper app now enables smart shoppers around the world to scan barcodes and QR codes, find the best prices or read reviews for millions of consumer products. “With its leading barcode scanning technology, comprehensive product database and integrated social features, Scandit has become a popular brand among mobile shoppers. Due to strong consumer demand, we have decided to release the app globally”, says Samuel Mueller, CEO of Scandit. Influential tech blogs like Scobleizer (by Robert Scoble), TheNextWeb, Ubergizmo and BostInnovation have rated Scandit as the best mobile barcode scanner and the app recently won a first price in Nokia’s global "Calling All Innovators” contest.

Core features of the app are:

  • SCAN - Scan barcodes both UPC/EAN and QR codes in a snap with Scandit’s lightning-fast barcode scanner.
  • COMPARE - Read thousands of product ratings and reviews on the go.
  • SHOP - Find the best deals at your favorite stores: Amazon, Best Buy, eBay and thousands of other stores (data availability depends on country of use).
  • SHARE – Share and comment on products that you like or consider buying via Facebook, Twitter, e-mail and text messaging.

The app is now available globally as a free download for iOS, Android and Nokia on the iTunes Application Store, the Android Market and the Nokia App store. For more information please visit the app’s website at http://www.iscandit.com.

Complementing the above, Scandit has also released a stand-alone QR Code Scanner app as a simple and powerful alternative to scan QR codes and access associated information. The app allows users to keep track of previously scanned QR codes and share them via Facebook, Twitter, e-mail or SMS. The Scandit QR Code Scanner app is available globally as a free download for iOS on the iTunes App Store.

Connect with Scandit on Facebook, watch Scandit's lightning-fast barcode scanner technology in action, follow Scandit on Twitter at @scandit (for devs) and @iscandit (for users) and stay up-to-date with the Scandit newsletter at http://www.scandit.com.

About Scandit

Scandit, the leading technology and platform to power, analyze and monetize mobile product interactions, offers best-in-class barcode scanning, product identification and analytics services for mobile applications. Endorsed by the global barcode standardization organization as its preferred technology and licensed to hundreds of parties in 25 countries, Scandit’s mission is to turn frictionless product interaction into a standard mobile phone capability.

Mirasense, the company behind Scandit, was founded in 2009 by entrepreneurs and former researchers at MIT and ETH Zurich. Mirasense is privately funded and has won several national and international entrepreneurship accolades.

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Claudia Becker
Scandit (Mirasense AG)
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