My studiomate Jens just showed me an interesting iPhone App called Kooaba. He uses the app to archive articles in swiss newspapers that he wants to go back to. He simply snaps a photo of the page and Kooaba recognizes the page and voila, you have the original pdf in your app and on your web-based account. (only works with magazines/newspapers that teamed up with Kooaba) What I find so impressive is that you are not taking a photo of some crazy barcode-like-pattern but simply of the page (or product). It also then lets you easily share the information via the various social networking tools, plus access more information. Impressive.
With kooaba, you can:
– get instant information on products
– remember/archive things you see, read
– share your stuff with your friends
– easily search your personal library