If you love a good bargain, PricePad for iPhone is the app for you.
Developed by Blue Ring Mobile, PricePad is a barcode scanning app that utilizes the iPhone’s built-in camera to allow you to digitally ‘scan’ an items’ barcode whilst shopping. The app will recognize the bar code and then perform a search on Google and Amazon as well as local stores for the best prices. PricePad will deliver you price and availability results for that particular item, even a map with the store’s contact details!
PricePad enables you to create ‘Digital Shopping Lists’, with pictures of wanted items downloaded from online. These lists are shareable with others and facebook integration and easy email makes it simple to share your finds with friends.
The app is only compatible with iPhone 3Gs and iPhone 4, but if you own an iPod Touch you can still use the app by manually typing in the barcode. Checkout this video of PricePad in action for a better idea of how the app works.
PricePad [iTunes Link] is compatible with iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad. Requires iOS 4.1 or later. A small expedite fee was paid by the developer to speed up the publication of this review.