Sharing contacts via Barcode Scanner

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  1. Vinsanity93

    Vinsanity93 Well-Known Member
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    When I pick share and then contacts on the Barcode Scanner app by ZXing it doesn't show any contacts at all even if I type it in the search box. Is anybody else experiencing this and does anyone have a solution?
     

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  2. Steven58

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    FWIW, I think you will have more success with an answer to this question if I move it Android Apps. Good luck. :)
     
  3. Howie

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    just tried it and it brings up a list of 'contacts' but it's all numbers instead of names, such as
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    etc. They don't make any sense
     
  4. CirkDroid

    CirkDroid Well-Known Member
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    Mine works perfectly, shrug.

    So far whenever I've wanted to exchange contact data with a person, they always just want one of us to call or text the other.

    Kinda annoying, really. Inevitably a couple days later it's always the same story,

    "I would have emailed you but I could not get your address since I was not home!"
     
  5. KlaymenDK

    KlaymenDK Well-Known Member
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    The way I'm normally using it, from the Phone app I go into the contact that I want to share and then select "Show barcode" from the menu. This gets me a white screen with a big QR code and its info in plain text underneath it.

    I just tried to go into Barcode Scanner and select "Share" from the menu, then click "Contact". I then get a listing much like the one in the Phone app, but without icons -- that is, each contact shows the name in big type and the primary phone number underneath it in small type. Clicking a contact takes me to the same screen as above (but in portrait mode).

    This is using a Samsung Galaxy running Android v1.6 in the form of Galaxo v1.6.3.2. with no branding.

    Is this not how it's working for you? What OS/version/branding are you using?
     
  6. MarcKevin

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    Howie I just tried it and got the same thing you did. Did you find out why it does that? I am running Android 2.1 on the HTC EVO. What phone are you running it on?
     
  7. KlaymenDK

    KlaymenDK Well-Known Member
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    I just checked online and this is a "known issue". So no need stressing about it and trying to make it work ... the solution will come in an update ... sometime. :eek:
     

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