RedLaser (free) – the popular barcode scanning app for iOS – has recently been updated. Now, users of the app can generate their own QR codes (for URLs, contacts or text) and share them with friends. Furthermore, the new version of the app – which is “faster than ever” – also features support for multitasking.
As outlined in the app’s release notes, changes made in the update (version 2.9.4) include:
- Generate QR Codes from your contacts, URLs, and Text
- In-app Settings
- Faster than ever
- Data Migration Fix
The ability to generate your own QR codes using the app is definitely a handy feature. And what’s more, it’s easy to do: Simply touch “Create & Share QR Code” (via a pop up menu towards the bottom left of the app), choose what you want to share, and the code will be generated.
RedLaser can generate codes for URLs, “personal info,” contacts and text. Once you’ve generated a code, it can be sent to a friend via email or saved to your iOS device’s Photos app. Click the image below for an overview of the process.
Already, the app can scan “UPC, EAN, UPC-E and EAN-8 barcodes” and search for prices with “Google (US, UK), TheFind, eBay and Half.com.” Other features include support for the Retina display, local searches “powered by Milo.com and TheFind,” and also the ability to search for books at nearby libraries.
As mentioned, RedLaser is currently available to download for free. Check it out, and let us know your thoughts in the comments.