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ScanLife: Barcode Scanner & QR Code Reader

By Scanbuy Inc

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ScanLife: The all-in-one, lightning fast QR Code and barcode scanner! Scans any popular code format to launch websites, find prices, reviews, deals, and more.

Scan UPC/EAN barcodes on products, like DVDs, books, and food items to see prices, deals, reviews and more. You can even collect points for real gift cards!

If you've tried other scanning apps, you won't go back. You'll be scanning in no time!

View what millions of people around the world are finding using ScanLife in real time.

View what you have found any time from History or Email and share the best on Facebook or Twitter.

- Prices from over 30 different online retailers including Amazon, Home Depot, Macy’s, Best Buy, Target, and more
- Buy products in a few clicks
- Local prices to find out if the product is sold near you (US only)
- Customer reviews from Amazon & Best Buy
- Related deals & coupons
- Related accessories
- Nutritional information & ingredients (US only)

Rewards (US only):
- Scan barcodes and do other stuff in the app to unlock achievements, collect points and redeem for real gift cards from your favorite retailers

Facebook integration:
- Connect using your Facebook account so you can sync your favorite items to your Facebook page. Great way to view them later.
- Invite your Facebook friends to join you on ScanLife.

Create Your Own QR Codes
- Create your personalized QRcode with your contact information details & share it with others.

- Save all your scans in your History
- Offline mode saves any scans in History even if you are not connected to the Internet.
- Send an email to yourself as a reminder for later.

- Personalize your experience by choosing from over 20 scanning themes like Fighter Jet, beach scenes, and many more.

Visit to create your own online account for more advanced features and QR Code analytics.

Users must upgrade to OS 6.0+ before installing ScanLife.

What's New in Version 4.8.2

Print your QR Code (aka QRcard) to Epson Label printers so people can easily scan to contact you from anything.

Plus, other minor bug fixes.


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Customer Reviews

Helpful but bugs and obstructive UI make it hard to recommend

I first encountered ScanLife because my son's school was using it on a fleet of iPads to accommodate a kind of "treasure hunt" based on QR codes. Many aspects of the app's design, combined with more subtle bugs that e.g. mysteriously prevented the scanner from working, made it a bit of a nightmare in a scenario where volunteer parents are expected to guide children on a hunt, counting on the app to work.

Because the app is so aggressive with its inducements to rate the app, or to share information about the app on Facebook, the app drags the user away from the intended action at unexpected times, requiring that the user discover, sometimes at some cost of time, how to dismiss the intrusive dialog or dimmed-out screen. You can imagine that being halfway through a treasure hunt with a group of excited kids is no parent's ideal time to contend with a confusing "Rate me on the App Store" or "Like me on Facebook" panel.

It's a nice idea to have a single app that can scan either QR or bar codes and come up with useful information. The fact that this app is not 100% reliable and also chooses to pester its users with ads, admonitions to review and to share, make it a tasteless enough experience that I would not recommend it to other people.

Awesome App!!

It's addictive but in a good way and with the points you earn you can get gifts for yourself or family! I always imagined the day that I would get back for buying pull-ups or playing games.. Here's the app that shows appreciation!

Nice App but UI is Lacking

What is good about the app is diminished by the incessant prompts to rate it or connect with Facebook. Even if you create a non-FB account, it still prompts you.

At one point, even signed in to my account, I was trapped on a screen, that wanted me to share on FB and wouldn't let me get to another screen.

Otherwise, nice app.

ScanLife: Barcode Scanner & QR Code Reader
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This app is designed for both iPhone and iPad
  • Free
  • Category: Utilities
  • Updated: Mar 07, 2014
  • Version: 4.8.2
  • Size: 24.9 MB
  • Languages: English, Chinese, French, Hebrew, Hungarian, Portuguese, Simplified Chinese, Spanish, Swedish
  • Seller: Scanbuy Inc

Compatibility: Requires iOS 6.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. This app is optimized for iPhone 5.

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Top In-App Purchases

  1. Fun Scanner Theme Pack$0.99
  2. Nature Scanner Theme Pack$0.99
  3. Sports Scanner Theme Pack$0.99

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