then we thought people buying fancy new 600$ phones will not likely be the one trying to save every penny while shoping.
I agree that saving pennies on something is trivial, but the key feature is quickly getting a feel for prices available across the web. If it's $10 cheaper online, it might change their decision. If it's roughly the same price online, they can feel more confident in buying the physical item they are looking at.
By the way , did you manage to handle the bluriness of the photos taken by the Camera ?
At first I used a cheap Logitech QuickCam, but was having trouble getting it to recognize barcodes. It was mostly due to image blurring in low-light. Instead, I hacked together a way to use a firewire MiniDV camcorder, which resulted in much clearer images. I documented this hack for anyone interested near the bottom of this page:http://scan.jsharkey.org/
The cameras coming out on the actual Android hardware are probably going to be high-quality compared to other current cellphone cameras.
Your Shopping Companion, allows user to enter the number if the mobile doesn't not have a camera which a I don't see in yours jsharkey
That's true, I forgot about that. But to be honest, I doubt people will want to enter UPC codes manually. If anything, they might want to do a keyword search.