niccolo tani looking for co-founder

Last updated on May 4th, 2017

Hello, I am the funder of a mobile App.

The app has to do with food, and I am looking for a way for users to Scan the barcodes of foods at the shops at visualize nutritional informations and other stuffs that i fund relevant about that product.

Do you know how Can I obtain barcodes info from shops like Asda, waitrose, Sainsbury ecc?

Many thanks

Paul Garcia marketing exec & business advisor

May 6th, 2017

Real UPC codes are in a master database controlled by GS1. Stores do NOT have to use real bar codes, so store brands often do not have their products in the database. In those cases you would need to contact each store, but then you might have overlap with things that have real barcodes. For example, a store brand could use barcodes belonging to some real hardware manufacturer. It won't matter in their store because the store doesn't sell hardware. But if you scanned those codes using the GS1 database, you'd get the wrong product. You'd get hardware, not food. There is no one easy way to get this information to include any products not part of the GS1 database.

Charlie Calabrese VP at Performance Horizon Group

May 4th, 2017

you might try -

Steve Karmeinsky CoFounder City Meets Tech / Lean Capital Ltd / Placeholder Ltd

May 4th, 2017

The guys that wrote Delicious Library for MacOS also did a bar code scanner for iOS library, there's also lots of open source implementations. All bar codes (on foods/etc) are a UPC codes and I think available on-line.

Billel Ridelle Looking for technical co-founder

May 4th, 2017

I'm not sure how it works but apps like Myfitnesspal do this so might be worth it checking them out !

Marvin Schuldiner Problem Solver at Sanns, LLC

May 4th, 2017

Perhaps you need something like this?

Gabriel Age I'm a young and passionated Web Developer @

May 4th, 2017


Adding to the other answers,

You can check an online service for scrapping the code presented into the barcode image, like "" or so. And there's also lot's of tutorials on the internet of how to do it (I mean, in programming).

Plus, check , you guys have similar business models I think.

Ron Shigeta Early Seed Investor, CoFounder Wild Earth (techcrunch top 50 startup 2019)

July 14th, 2019

maybe you are asking about SKU/UPCs?