Button to scan barcodes

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Alex P

Jun 1, 2011, 6:34:00 PM6/1/11
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Wouldn't it be cool if there was a Thrutu button to scan a barcode and
display the details about the scanned item, sharing the information
with the other person in the call?

Do you think this would be a useful button? Any developers out there
interested in implementing one?

Post your thoughts here!

Charlie Stedman

Jun 2, 2011, 12:42:54 PM6/2/11
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The ZXing “Zebra Crossing” project (http://code.google.com/p/zxing/)
provides an open source barcode scanner implementation. You could
incorporate this into your button.

Or alternatively if the Barcode Scanner application (https://
market.android.com/details?id=com.google.zxing.client.android) is
installed you can use ZXing intents (also documented here:
http://www.openintents.org/en/node/97) to do the work for you.
Obvious downside is you would need to have this app installed as well
as your Thrutu button.

So looks like barcode scanning is easy enough. The next challenge
would be to locate the corresponding product information once the
barcode has been scanned.
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