Barinsa is a software for Symbian OS, Android, and iOS powered camera phones which is able to recognize 1D barcodes. Barinsa can display product information based on recognized or manually entered product codes. Currently the codes that can be found on most products are supported, these are EAN-8, EAN-13, UPC-A, or ISBN-13.
Barinsa can download information from the internet or can use saved information from an on-device database. In contrast to other barcode scanners like Google’s Zebra Crossing or Big in Japan’s ShopSavvy our program is the only one of its kind implemented for Symbian, which owns the largest share of the worldwide mobile device market. Especially we are proud of our program’s recognition rate. Extensive tests in real life situations show a nearly 100 percent accuracy. Barcodes can be heavily distorted, shaky, out of focus or in twilight.