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Windsor, 11th January 2010 – A bar code scanner and price comparison iPhone app, uploaded to iTunes (UK) on Saturday by Sccope is already the No 1. ‘Paid for App’. Consumers downloaded it more than 18,000 times in 48 hours.

Sccope, the ultimate consumer shopping assistant, has launched the iPhone App to bring a winning combination of prices from the UK’s top 100 retailers (including Amazon, Comet and John Lewis); a bar code scanner to check the best price while shopping, comprehensive product search, and stock and price drop alerts. Sccope updates it prices daily from an independent database provided by NetPrice.

You can see the Sccope iPhone app in action in these videos of the Barcode Scan and History, Wish List and Alerts.

The barcode scanner utilises the iPhone’s camera to allow shoppers to scan a barcode on a package while in-store and check the price against Sccope’s 280,000 separate product numbers and four million different price points. If no barcode is available shoppers can type in the product name to get price comparisons.

Customers can also check stock levels with different retailers, and set an alert to inform them when a product is back in stock with a favourite retailer. Retailer vouchers and special offers can also used via the iPhone App.

By simply turning their iPhone to landscape shoppers can review graphs of historical price information to see if the current price is competitive. Products can also be added to a personal wish list for those users that are registered with Sccope

The App can be downloaded from the iTunes App Store and costs £1.19. The App requires iPhone2G, 3G 3GS or later and OS 3.1 or OS 3.0 without scanning or iPod Touch OS 3.0 or later.

Commenting on Sccope’s new iPhone App, Douglas Orr, CEO, SCCOPE said; “We are in the business of making sure that our users get the very best prices on their purchases. Our iPhone App takes this service to a new level with the ability to quickly and accurately scan barcodes and compare prices while shopping. Consumers can be even more confident that they have the very best information before they purchase with Sccope on their iPhone.”

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More about SCCOPE

SCCOPE is the ultimate consumer shopping tool. It provides consumers with reassurance on their purchases by providing detailed information on prices from the UK’s top 100 retailers. SCCOPE focuses on electronics, games, books, DVDs and toys and carries 280,000 separate product numbers and four million different price points. SCCOPE is available on the web, iPhone; Vodafone 360, T-Mobile, and Blackberry.

For more information please contact:

Richard Houghton or Kate Hartley
Carrot Communications Ltd
Tel: 020 7903 5103 or 07803 178 037

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