At application launch, Scan provides a minimal design for scanning barcodes. With recent Jelly Bean UI updates, the interface is smooth and simple as an application like this should be. Unlike Barcode Scanner, this application seems lighter and less bloated which is an added bonus. Scanned barcodes quickly load in the browser or any designated application. Overall, the interface is very fluid and fast. Simple details such as the screen staying on are noticed as well.
On their page, we have the ability to view our scan history, view all created QR codes, and an account page to link social networks and manage personal information. Now, instead of a simple barcode scanner, an entire ecosystem is created for not just the reading codes and consuming content, but creating and sharing them as well. I have always sided in favor of having a larger symbiance between my mobile devices and the browser, and Scan does it all seamlessly.
I could find few flaws within the app. I look forward to more social interactions within their QR code generator. I can only create interactions with Twitter and Facebook. I do not see interactions for Foursqure, Google Plus, Linked In, or other sites that I frequently use. I hope in time that functionality is all added. I'd also like my WiFi password to not show once that code is scanned. I would much prefer to see stars or dots instead.
I believe Scan is worth checking out. I also recommend creating a few QR codes for sharing. I found myself turning on my printer and making a few for my house. That's an achievement in itself. I never turn on my printer.
Has anyone else checked out Scan? I realize that barcode scanning has become passe in our Android NFC culture, but sometimes we need to provide data for our friends on iOS who are still way behind us. Do share your thoughts about Scan or app scanning preferences in the comments.
Scan is free in the Google Play Store