Digit-Eyes is an iPhone and browser app that scans UPC codes and produces audio product information. The app is designed for people who are visually impaired or otherwise have problems identifying products. Digit-Eyes maintains a UPC/EAN database of over 35 million products and items. The database is user-generated and continuously growing. Product information is available in 10 languages.
The Digit-Eyes API provides developer access to the UPC/EAN Database. Supported services include individual and batch record retrieval, as well as editing, deleting, and adding records. Individual records are accessed through a XML interface, while batch records may be uploaded or retrieved using a CSV interface.
Barcodes, also known as UPC and EAN codes, let manufacturers and sellers identify and keep track of nearly every product sold or for sale. Developers can find the best APIs for creating applications with barcode functions on ProgrammableWeb. Here are ten of the most popular APIs highlighted.