At Roar Software we also work on our own products and projects alongside client work. This provides the opportunity for the team to continue to learn and develop, gaining experience of different techniques, platforms and languages. One such project is the barcode reader app for buyitnowsearch.
The barcode reader app was built to demonstrate Roar Software’s ability to develop integrated cross platform mobile apps. The app reads a barcode, looks up the product in an open online database of UPCs and searches buyitnowsearch.com for products with that name. The idea is that if you find something you like in a shop, and wonder how cheaply you could get it online, you simply need to scan the barcode and online results will show.
This app was built using Apache Cordova. It is tested on both Android and iOS , but is currently only available on Android due to the pricey nature of registering an app on the App Store!