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The Barcodas App Turns Barcodes into Pianos

By: Michael Hines - Published: • References: nr74.org & fastcodesign
Barcodes are about to become infinitely more interesting thanks to the Barcodas app. The Barcodas app was created by Leo van der Veen, a designer who got the idea to create Barcodas while staring at a barcode over breakfast. It truly is the most important meal of the day.

The Barcodas app turns barcodes into one of eight C scale notes. The music made can be edited and shared via Facebook, encouraging your friends to experiment with the magic of barcode music. While QR codes are dominating popular culture, the noble barcode is still the most popular code around, with it being feature on nearly every retail item around the world. Check out a demo of the app here and see more musical apps from the Trend Hunter archives below. Stats for Musical Barcode Apps Trending: Older & Mild
Traction: 2,215 clicks in 183 w
Interest: > 3 minutes
Concept: Barcodas App
Related: 56 examples / 43 photos
Segment: Males, 18-55
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