Bar Code Scanning App “Red Laser” Now Free For Jailbreakers

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Red Laser is a great little iPhone app that allows you to scan bar codes and then do several different things. You can instantly access a bunch of online prices and information, beam movies to your TiVo, read book reviews, add a food item to a grocery list, and more. The best part is, it actually works. Go here to read our full review of Red Laser. Get it here from the App Store, for $1.99. The developers, Occipital, have decided to release an updated beta version with extra features for free for jailbreakers via Cydia. 



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Here's a list of the new features available in the updated version, dubbed Red Laser 2.2b. These features will soon all be available in an updated version of Red Laser in the iTunes App Store.

  • It now scans completely in real time on every model iPhone and supports the international EAN barcode format
  • Huge product database (>1 million items) to supplement when Google product search fails.  
  • Web developers, check this out: You can embed a RedLaser link in your webpage and if RedLaser is installed, it will allow your webpage to scan a barcode. 

Here's a sample URL (just tap this in your iPhone's Mobile Safari w/ RedLaser installed!):  Scan and Search Amazon with RedLaser.


To get the cool new version of Red Laser, jailbreak your iPhone by following this guide, and then follow the following repository link: http://apt.thebigboss.org/onepackage.php?bundleid=com.occipital.redlaser&db=.


Enjoy the free bar code scanning goodness. 



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