June 11, 2009

appening: cardstar

Thanks to Twitter, I have a new favorite iPhone app. And at the moment, you can download it for free. I find store reward programs and membership passcards incredibly annoying. For me, its not some privacy issue or that I mind being marketed to or even someone having info about my purchases - for me, its the annoyance of carting around a whole slew of cards in my wallet. Go figure, there's an app for that. It's called CardStar, and all you have to do is enter your membership number and it generates a scanable upc code, so you don't have to carry around a bunch of cards anymore. There was a time when I would have been reluctant to whip out my phone like that, but its to the point that iPhones are pretty common, so it feels a lot more comfortable to do so now. So far, its always worked for me. Have a favorite app? Let me know, I'd love to hear about it.


langolier said...

I tried this at the self check out place at Martins last night and it didn't work :(

Unknown said...

Did you try the handheld scanner gun thingy? I know it says that it doesnt work on flatbed scanners... I havent tried it on a flatbed myself.