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I Love It When…

By - November 18, 2009

You imagine something out loud in a book, and then it starts to happen….

I am sure many of you have heard of RedLaser, but I hadn’t until today. I love it!

Here’s the text from my blog post, written in 2004 (pre iPhone, so I used a Treo…) which I rewrote into the book:

What to do? Not to worry, you’ve got Google Mobile Shop installed on your phone. You whip out your Treo 950, the one with the infrared UPC reader installed, and you wand it over that bottle of 2001 Clos Du Val now lovingly cradled in your arms. In less than a second a set of options is presented on the phone’s screen ….

Here’s the video on the app:

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  • http://www.michaelkuhlmann.com Mike

    I totally remember reading your original post about this! Must be pretty nutty to see things coming into fruition.

  • http://return-of-khorzookhan.blogspot.com KhorzÖÖkhan

    man you must be God or at least a prophet. i have 5 people on my Google reader and you are one of them

  • http://www.infogrok.com Rob

    Yes, i got this app a few weeks ago. Its fantastic… and a hint of potentially massive things to come.

  • John Anderson

    Barcode Scanner has done this on the T-Mobile G1 almost since day one of the launch.

  • http://www.seo-theory.com/ Michael Martinez

    Make sure they pay you a royalty!

  • http://www.chrisgrayson.com Chris Grayson

    Hi John,

    I’ve got a couple blog post to share with you:

    GigantiCo – Mobile Phone Codes – 01/2007
    http://tr.im/xC82

    Ever heard of the CueCat?

    —–

    GigantiCo – iPhone 2.0 (?) – 06/2007
    http://tr.im/iPhone_2

    Rumor is the new iPhone will sport an RFID reader (Apple has been awarded related patents)

  • http://www.aidsworld.org cleon

    I think that is a coolest product i have heard… bar code scanning feature in a Iphone.. Awesome informative blog.. keep that good work… going

    regards
    cleon dann

  • http://www.altinkilic.com Peynir

    With the last thoughts on our mind will be able to ipod soon:)