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  1. c64

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    I'm having problems with scanning bar codes & QB codes. I'm using ixmat app for qb codes and barcode scanner app. are there any better apps? Any tips on using these apps?

    this might sound like a stupid question, but can qb codes be scanned right off the monitor or do i have to print it out first?
     

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    If the camera can see the monitor without a lot of light interference, you should probably be able to read the code just fine. As far as I know, it just looks for patterns. I personally like ShopSavvy for barcode scanning, but mainly because of the features. The focusing is about the same in both apps.

    If you're having trouble with the autofocus, try changing your camera setting to "action". That seems to have helped some people, though it honestly didn't do me any good.
     
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    I prefer ShopSavvy for shopping - I keep bar code scanner so I can scan the square QR codes.

    I've found that barcode scanning works better when I don't try to fill the entire targeting box with the bar code. If I back the phone away a bit I always get fast locks - especially now that the camera is working!
     
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    I used the Barcoder Scanner app to read a qb code off of my monitor.
     
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    How do you create a barcode with your information and save it? I've noticed that some have a barcode signature and was wondering how to create my own.
     
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    Try this....

    QR-Code Generator
     
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    that's great. cool way to exchange contact info. too bad it can't auto-populate a contact entry.
     
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    Bar code scanning for me worked much better when I changed the camera focus mode to macro, of course this was before the camera fixed itself, I haven't tried it since. I also scan the qr codes right off the monitor.
     
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    i tried cleaning the lens.changing to macro,infinity,action and it won't scan of monitor.It takes pics find and bar code reader works.:mad:
     
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    I tried to generate one of those bar codes with my contact info in it, and it couldn't do it. Can you only encode certain info into these?
     
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    I did some test ones on an lcd with barcode scanner, worked quick and fast, even very complex ones!
     
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    They can be scanned right off the screen.
     
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    ya it works i just scanned his avatar pic!
     
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    I use barcode scanner by ZXing Team and find I almost never have trouble scanning barcodes or QR codes (even off my comp monitor it works fine) It also is pretty good at finding products etc. I spent an extra half hour at the grocery store this morning just scanning stuff (it was so much fun! :D) and I think i only encountered "product not found" once, and that was using "product search" if i used "web search" it found somthing everytime.

    I have been hearing some good things about shopsavy though so i will have to try that out.
     
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    The program bar code scanner will also create Qr codes to transfer contacts in your address book and book marks from your browser. It can then be scanned right off your screen by another qr scanner....just an fyi
     

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