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iPhone Application: iBARCODE is the World’s First Mobile Real-Time Price Search Engine

Today sees the launch of the world’s first mobile price search engine with integrated barcode scanner, the new iBARCODE iPhone application – an innovative service that means you can save cash on the go. This technical innovation from GmbH, based in Starnberg near Munich, enables every iPhone user to scan product barcodes in a matter of seconds and find the best prices. From now on, smart, price-conscious online buyers can use iBARCODE to better evaluate shop prices and always make the right purchase decision.
“The days when we had to go from shop to shop comparing products to find the best price are now finally over! For example, if you want to check the electronics market again to see if an offer really is good value, the iPhone iBARCODE app is a simple way of doing this,” says founder and Managing Director Gerold Herrmann. “Behind the unique and complex technology is a simple yet impressive idea. In order to scan a barcode, all you have to do is hold the iPhone over the relevant code. The integrated camera photographs it fully automatically and finds the best offers on the Internet within a matter of seconds. These are located by the recently launched real-time price search engine, which now already comprises more than 65 million product offerings from more than 10,000 online shops worldwide,” says Head of Marketing Wolfram Gast.
The mobile application recognises a broad range of barcodes (UPC8, UPC12, EAN and ISBN), which can be found on the packaging of cameras, audio and hi-fi devices, computers, furniture, books, DVDs and medicines for example. Practical operating elements complete this handy offering, such as individual marketplace and language settings, fast entry of product search requests as text and storing and sending of watchlists.
The iPhone iBARCODE app is available for download at the iTunes App Store under the Finance category and can be found by searching the term ‘iBARCODE’. Furthermore, you can find more information about the mobile application directly on iTunes App Store: GmbH: GmbH, founded in October 2008, is an innovative internet company based in Starnberg, near Munich. The online service at (automatic price notification) is based on a unique piece of technology that registers price fluctuations in real-time. Features such as automatic e-mail notification when the desired price is reached or the price trend model complete the service. Since August 2009,, the unique international real-time price search engine, has been part of the GmbH portfolio. Online buyers can use this to find the cheapest, most up-to-date price for their product in just a few seconds. searches more than 65 million product offers from over 10,000 affiliated online shops for every single search request. The free service is available at and in English and German.

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