Because there aren’t already a million barcode scanning options for Android, AT&T is launching their mobile app to allow for users to scan and share codes linked to promotions, content, and other information. Mobile Barcode Services features a bit of something for everyone. Businesses can create codes and place them in print and web advertising campaigns that provide mobile access to special offers, everyday users can create scannable codes to share with friends and family linking to a site or v-card and more, and of course all traditional scanning of things such as QR codes will be possible.
If you have used Android you are probably pretty familiar with barcodes, they have been a main avenue for accessing applications on your phone when the app in question is presented online. We use them on our own AndroidApplications, even. But still, many average users don’t realize the power of QR codes and mobile scanning besides pricing out items in a store, so perhaps AT&T’s effort will draw more attention to the usefulness of such scannable content. You can check out more at their Mobile Barcode Services site.