Debenhams gets a barcode-scanning app

24 March 2011

OUKBS-UK-DEBENHAMSDebenhams have decided to be all futuristic by launching a new app for Android handsets, which offers us plebs a range of features via our phones when we scan barcodes and such.

They're the first UK retailer to do so apparently. We could check to see if that's true, but in all honesty, we can't be arsed.

This Android app comes with a barcode scanner which, like all barcode scanners utilises the camera on your phone to snap the barcode on an item in the shop so you can check pricing and reviews and all that junk.

You can also get deals on products when you scan the QR codes displayed in the shop windows. As well as the ability to create wishlists and such, you can indulge in the worrying activity of watching 'Debenhams TV' too.

That'll be brilliant won't it?



TOPICS:   Technology   High Street News   Mobile   Supermarket


  • The B.
    Shame then that they can't even manage to allow you to part purchase an item with gift cards on their website, which frankly would be more useful, it might even give me and incentive to spend the £50 gift card I've got.
  • Herp D.
    Wow, what a future we live in!...wait hold a minute, this isn't the future this has been done already by the likes of RedLaser for a few years now.There is also the likes of Tesco who let you scan groceries and order them as well zzzz
  • Debenhams B.
    [...] The latest app to arrive bearing the signs of an awkward tryst between a distressed wannabe technophile and an over-eager, over-billing marketing agency is Debenham’s iPhone and Android app. [...]
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