ScanLife Adds PriceRunner Integration

Scanbuy has upgraded its ScanLife app for users in Europe. The free app is aimed at consumers who want to ensure that they are getting the right product at the right price when they are out and about shopping, simply by scanning a product’s barcode. Previously, the app displayed the price of the scanned product on Amazon. Now, through an integration with price comparison service PriceRunner, in addition to Amazon, it also lists the price of the item at a number of different retailers, enabling the user to secure the best deal. The new version of the app also includes a data feed from Google Products.

ScanLife works with UPC/EAN/ISBN barcodes, and also with popular 2D code formats like EZcode, Datamatrix and QR codes which are increasingly being used to link consumers to information from printed media.

“We are very pleased to be working with PriceRunner to bring a wide variety of information to European shoppers,” says ScanBuy CEO, Jonathan Bulkeley. “In other markets, like the United States, we are seeing hundreds of thousands of scans from a wide variety of products. This app can save you money, and that seems to resonate in any part of the world.”