‘Shark Tank’ preview: Scan mobile app asks for big money; a Mission Belt update

Shark Tank -On tomorrow night’s “Shark Tank” episode, there is quite a bit to look forward to. But, let’s not waste any time here before diving into the main event: The sneak peek below, which is all about the pitch for Scan, a mobile app that was designed to make your life so much easier.

Now, the first thing that you may have said after watching the video is that you’ve heard of something like this before; we’re with you on that. There are parts of this technology that have been around for a while, where you can scan a barcode and find out some more information on a product easier. What seems to make Scan somewhat unique is how much you can do with it, which includes a trove of information and also some access to social media. For those of the iPad generation, it’s a pretty smart, creative way to try and get yourself more connected.

But, is this really worth the massive evaluation of $20 million? While that is not what is being asked for here, it’s still a huge value for something that could have a short shelf life. Anytime you deal in technology, you roll the dice. The one thing that this product has going for it right now is that people like Mark Cuban and Robert Herjavec are very well aware of how quickly something like this can be big, and then go away.

We’ll have a full opinion on this tomorrow night once we get to see the rest of the pitch; for now, just take a look at the synopsis for this episode below, which also includes an update on the Mission Belt from last season and it’s hard-working founder:

“Platinum recording artist Brian McKnight sings to the Sharks when he joins an entrepreneurial deejay from San Diego, CA pitching a syndicated radio show specializing in love song dedications; a self-described ‘beach family’ from Huntington Beach, CA hope they won’t run into rough waters when pitching the Sharks their distinctive skateboards that glide like a surfboard; a young man from Provo, UT has a big vision for the future with his smartphone QR code-scanning technology; and a father and his two teen-aged daughters invented an easy way to patch small holes in window and door screens. Also, an update on Nathan Holzapfel from Provo, UT and his unique belt with no holes, the Mission Belt, which Daymond John invested in during Season 4.”

In going to the belt brand’s new website, you can tell that Daymond has been working on this; the product looks totally boss now compared to what it did when we last saw it.

Also, we should note here that per The Hollywood Reporter, two more episodes of “Shark Tank” this season have been ordered. This puts the total figure at a whopping 24, which is the equivalent of many other scripted shows such as “Grey’s Anatomy” or “The Big Bang Theory.”

If you want to see the highlights from last week’s “Shark Tank” episode, click here. We’ll have the full review for this episode up on CarterMatt as soon as the hour comes to a close.

Photo: ABC

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