Be an Informed Buyer with Consumr Reviews – Barcode Scanner


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Consumr Reviews – Barcode Scanner: Written iPhone App Review

Reviewed by Sarah Hanlon

If there’s one thing I love to do on the Internet, it’s shopping. However, I’ll be completely honest and say I almost never purchase a product without checking out reviews ahead of time. This applies to everything, from gadgets to apps. I feel it’s important to see what others think of a product before I invest in it. Based on the site you’re currently visiting, I believe the same would be true for you!

Consumr Reviews – Barcode Scanner, developed by Consumr, offer a whole new way to gain insight into products by providing you with top-notch reviews of your favorite products.

Concept and Functionality:

As someone who loves to review products, I can’t begin to explain how excited I was to learn about this app. Consumr Reviews offers a whole new way to check out products while on the go. Simply scan the barcode of the product you’re researching and prepare to be informed. I did a few test scans to see what would come up, and the app did a spectacular job of recognizing codes and products.

If a review doesn’t exist for an item that you scanned, members of the community can quickly and easily write one. Simply rate the product out of five stars and provide a few sentences regarding your overall thoughts about the item. That’s it!

If you’re a social shopper, Consumr Reviews allows you to connect your Facebook account with the app so you can share reviews with your friends. This isn’t mandatory, though, and you can always sign up for an account using your email.


Reviewed by Sarah Hanlon

Consumr Reviews includes quite a few useful features. For example, you can search for products by name or category if you don’t happen to have a barcode handy. Also, there’s a “Quick Rate” feature that asks you to rate common products out of five stars. This not only helps the community, but you’ll also earn points for each product you rate.

Also, Consumr Reviews even alerts you if you scan a product with an active recall notice. This is great not only for common recalls such as toys, but for food items as well. In a world where it seems like there’s always a new recall notice on something, you’ll never have to worry if you’re in danger as long as you’re using Consumr. How cool is that??


Consumr Reviews is available for free and is currently available for iPhone users only. Given the popularity of the app and the quality of the reviews, I definitely recommend downloading Consumr if you like to know what you’re buying ahead of time.

Consumr Reviews – Barcode Scanner is compatible with iPhone, iPod touch and iPad. Requires iOS 5.0 or later. This app is optimized for iPhone 5. A small expedite fee was paid to speed up the publication of this review.

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