11-12-2010 12:46 PM
Do you like to scan the barcodes for apps from sites like androlib.com? I do it all the time.
So - I got a new Flipside today and because I had read that fixed focus cameras had issues reading barcodes It was one of the first things I tried. I installed the Barcode Scanner and went to androlib to test it out.
I was disappointed that the app couldn't get a lock on the barcode. But I got it to work by zooming the view in my browser to make the barcode bigger. You can zoom in by pressing the control key (Ctrl) and the plus key at the same time with Firefox and Internet Explorer. When the barcode was about double the normal size the app could read it.
Of course this doesn't help with printed barcodes.
I haven't tested it much but in the AT&T section of the Android market there is an app called AT&T code scanner you can try as an alternative to the one I linked to above. Androlib page for AT&T scanner.
There are other scanners, such as Shop Savvy too. If you find one that works well with the Flipside post it.
I just got the phone and am learning about it like most of you who drop in here. Feel free to post tips and observations about the phone.
I am a volunteer. The MotoXprt tag means I spend too much time here. The opinions expressed in my posts are my own. I own a Backflip and now am using a Flipside. If my advice doesn't make any sense - ignore it!
05-10-2011 11:11 AM
Using Google GOGGLES on the Flipside has had a nearly 100% rate of accuracy resolving QR codes -- plus, it can be used for so much more...I don't bother with the basic Barcode scanner from the Market (or, worse, the proprietary AT&T scanner that doesn't work with QR).