Sprint today announced that customers can use select Sprint phones to instantly unlock valuable information from 2D barcodes with the launch of ScanLife from Scanbuy. Here is more info:
We're all familiar with barcodes seen on just about any product imaginable - they make checkouts faster in grocery stores and often eliminate the need for individual price tags. Now a new type of barcode can make life simpler for Sprint customers seeking information. 2D barcodes are simple, black and white images, but each one is packed with a unique interactive experience in the form of data, Web links, MP3s, video streams, personal profiles and more.
Barcodes give quick access to info and eliminate need to type in Web addresses
Picture a magazine ad with a 2D barcode in the lower right corner. Using the ScanLife application, Sprint customers can scan the barcode and be sent to a Web site on their Sprint phone that might contain pricing, availability and additional product information, and more. For example, a 2D barcode appearing on a movie poster can deliver Sprint customers to a Web site with information on the film, movie locations and ticket prices when scanned with the ScanLife application. This eliminates the need to type Web addresses or search for content by keywords.
"Sprint is excited to launch Scanbuy's 2D barcode technology, which combines with the speed of the Now Network to give our customers a new way to access information they want the instant they want it," said Len Barlik, vice president of wireless and wireline services for Sprint. "Mobile barcode scanning promises to help customers quickly get to information and services."
ScanLife is available on more than 30 Sprint phones ... and counting
The ScanLife application is immediately available to download on more than 30 Sprint camera phones, and Sprint plans to make ScanLife available on additional camera phones in the coming weeks. Sprint data subscribers can easily download the application for no additional charge by going to the mobile Web on their Sprint phone, selecting Downloads and typing ScanLife in the Search box, or by typing www.getscanlife.com in the phone's mobile Web address bar. Users can also receive the application download information by texting 'SCAN' to 70734.