When I wrote about five applications we wish were made for the BlackBerry last week, one thing I mentioned was a barcode scanner. A commenter was kind enough to point me to NeoReader, a comparable but not well known application for the BlackBerry. Excited, I decided to test out the application right away. So for those of you wanting to know a bit more about this application, read on. To get the NeoReader, go to http://get.neoreader.com/ in your BlackBerry browser. You’ll go through the download process. Once done, open up your camera application and go to Options. If your picture size is set to Large, you’ll have to bring it down to Small. That’s the setting compatible with NeoReader. You can then open the application, which will prompt you to set the permissions. It allows a lot, and I know some people might not be comfortable with that. Still, it’s the only way to use the application. After the app starts up, I suggest going to Preferences and turning the audio off. You don’t want to hear the shrill sound the program makes if a barcode read fails. From there, select Click, which will bring up your camera application. So get shooting. Find a barcode and scan it. This is where I hit a problem. I couldn’t get the camera to focus on the barcode enough, and each time the scan was rejected. I did this under both the CFL light in my office and the florescent light in my kitchen. Multiple attempts in each position failed. I even wiped off the camera lens. Still nothing. I’m sure other people have gotten it to work, but with my Curve it was a no go. Thankfully, you can take advantage of the application by manually entering the barcode. It might not be as cool as just taking a picture of it, but hey, it’s the same thing in the end. From there you can compare prices, read reviews, and find similar items. Has anyone else had success with this app? If so, is there some kind of trick, or is my camera just not good enough?