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Bakodo - Barcode Scanner and QR Bar Code Reader

By Dedoware Inc.

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"Indispensable!" - David J.

"This app saved me 10x it's price in one scan!" - Branden S.

"Why pay for it? Because it is simply the best and will save you a ton of money!" - Lyndsey B.

"Not only does it save you money, it also scans those new square barcodes [QR Codes]. Awesome!" - Jose

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"Top 5 Trends in Social Media Right Now" - Mashable

Bakodo Scanner is the best companion for your barcode scanning and shopping needs!

Use the barcode scanner (iPhone 3GS and later) to quickly and accurately scan barcodes on books, movies, games, groceries and practically any retail product! Use the search feature on legacy iPhones, iPad and iPod Touch to search our massive and growing product database.

• Features •

✓ (NEW in 3.0) Rate and review any product (Facebook account required)

✓ (NEW in 3.0) Get your Facebook friends to help you make better shopping decisions! Connect with Facebook, and see how your friends are rating the product you scanned. Post the product you scanned directly to your Facebook wall and get comments from your friends while you are out shopping.

✓ (NEW in 3.0) Attach product information. If you scan a product and have information about what it is, or where you can find it, add it to our database, so that other users can see it to. Your submissions will help improve Bakodo!

✓ (NEW in 3.0) Massive database of grocery product information: locations, prices, nutritional information, ingredients, usage directions and warnings for 200,000+ grocery products!

✓ (NEW in 2.11) eBay, Shopwiki results shown in Bakodo Scanner!

✓ (NEW in 2.10) - Scan QR Codes (Square Barcodes) and use the information in them right from Bakodo Scanner. Whether it's an email address, contact information, website url, telephone number, you can perform all the actions associated with the data right from the scanner

✓ Innovative Landscape Scan, more ergonomic, makes scanning faster (NEW)

✓ Scans UPC A (groceries), UPC E, EAN 13 (books, DVDs, etc), EAN 8 (iPhone 3GS only - version for iPhone and iPhone 3G coming soon).

✓ Search using keywords, ISBN number or barcode number

✓ Search our growing database of 20,000+ retailers. No need to create "custom apps" to search new websites. Simply email with the site you want added and we will make sure to include it in our search results.

✓ Email links to your favorite products - perfect to buy them later or share them with others

✓ Star products you want to save for later

✓ See product detail pages and buy directly in Bakodo Scanner!

✓ Search for prices in US Dollars, Euros or Pounds Sterling

✓ Customize the Amazon store you want to search, directly in Bakodo Scanner (More tab)

• Information Sources •


✓ (with Local Results!) (NEW)

✓ Google Product Search (NEW)

✓ (NEW)

✓, wine review site (NEW)

✓ eBay

✓ Many more coming soon!

What's New in Version 3.4

- Fixed a bug in the scanner. It will no longer freeze after taking a picture
- New in Pro Version: Price History - see the history of prices when you scan a product and decide if you should wait to buy!
- More bug fixes in QR Code Scanning

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Customer Reviews


I never wrote an ap so I don't know what it involves. Don't understand why some say it works, others not. Some fast, some slow. On my iPhone 4S it opened fine. It was done with the scan before I even lined it up. It went to the correct web site. I wanted email the link to myself to open on my laptop. The direct send to email reproducibly crashed. Howeve, it did allow me to open the link in safari. From there, of course sending email worked. Thus, I did accomplish what I wanted. Thus, I give it a 4 rating. After all, it is free. Keep trying to find and fix reported bugs!


I tried six random items around the house to scan. First one worked great (white castle burgers ). But it failed on all the rest. 3 of them wouldn't scan at all and the others it either didn't recognize or gave the wrong result. I scanned a pint of Hagen Daz and it thought it was a shower curtain. I scanned the blu-ray set for back to the future - something you'd think would be a popular, mainstream item - and it didn't recognize it. So it seems pretty useless. I'm not sure if the positive reviews are from people who successfully scanned just one item and decided it was "awesome" or just got really lucky. But my experience of 1 out of 6 is fairly abysmal. Don't bother, try another scanner!

Works Great!

It does scan well and with most items. The only thing that I suggest with the barcode scanner is that the price needs to be on the same page as the store locater; list the store name, then to the right list the price. We shouldn't have to be flipping back and forth between each store to see a price which can be frustrating. Instead we should be able to scroll through each store with the price already showing.

Bakodo - Barcode Scanner and QR Bar Code Reader
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  • Free
  • Category: Utilities
  • Updated:
  • Version: 3.4
  • Size: 3.1 MB
  • Language: English
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Compatibility: Requires iOS 4.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.

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