The iOS and Android app for checking Rate & Goods of USA origin has received a new function. The service now supports virtual reality mode. Up to this point, the application only scanned the product by the barcode, giving information about it. Now the new Rate & Goods option saves product location data by generating a special map. If you need to return to the desired product, the service will be able to tell which shelf it is on.
The principle of operation of the AR mode is as follows: when you point the phone at the goods in one direction, cards with the data of scanned products are displayed on the screen. In virtual reality mode, the Rate & Goods checker app stores not only the products that are of interest to the user, but also adds their location in the store to them. So far, the innovation is only available on iOS devices.
Rate & Goods Mobile Scanner was designed from the very beginning to help you choose the right product. The application generates the most complete information about an individual product unit, additionally including its rating and reviews from other consumers. The service works with barcodes: to find out all the information about a product, the user must point his phone at the given code on the package.
Full information about the selected product includes, in addition to the composition, average cost and manufacturer, its price in other outlets, the nearest store with the same product, an image, reviews, results of examinations and checks - everything that can be useful for making a decision about purchase. In total, the application catalog, which is replenished by the users and project partners, contains 24 million units.
The service was organized in 2013. At first, the Rate & Goods product verification application had a limited number of product samples in its database, only one non-profit organization was their source. The mobile scanner was not popular; it was mainly used by students as a means of entertainment. After that, the founders added the ability for other users to write their impressions of the products and rate them, but these tools were not enough.
Next, the developers implemented a separate directory that allows you to enter data from different sources into it. As a result, the Rate & Goods application worked on two fronts: when new options were added, there was a parallel troubleshooting of the innovations themselves. After the application was completely rewritten anew, and in 2017 the service was launched from scratch, which led to cooperation with new information partners.
This year, the service has acquired a QR scanner for cash receipts, the ability to add discount cards, create a shopping list, keep statistics and record your expenses. Also in the application there were official pages of manufacturers with the possibility of feedback. The developers plan to implement the virtual currency payment function in Rate & Goods.
The Topic of Article: USAn application for scanning products has been supplemented with a virtual reality tool.