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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by DroidGnome, Jun 5, 2010.

  1. DroidGnome

    DroidGnome Member
    Thread Starter

    Anyone else with an Evo having this problem... I'm using Barcode Scanner (Barcode Scanner - Android app on AppBrain )

    When it first starts, it finds a QR code just fine, and prompts me with 3 options..

    Web Search
    Share via Email
    Share via sms

    Both share options work fine, but the Web Search does nothing at all.. it simple returns me to the camera as if it's going to rescan the barcode but it never locks on after that. Restarting the app catchs the barcode again but still no response when pressing the search... is there some other setting that's not letting it access the browser? Or is the application bugged on the EVO?

  2. Berner

    Berner Android Enthusiast

    Mine works fine. Web search runs a Google query for the scanned product number, as expected.
  3. DroidGnome

    DroidGnome Member
    Thread Starter

    Hmm I've noticed that the button changes text...
    When it says "Found URL" the button says "Open Browser" , that works fine.. and loads normal web URLs, and Market URLS.

    I'm trying to find the QR code that gave me the problem.. but I remember the button said "Search Web" and not Open Browser, so perhaps searching doesn't work...

    Have to find some codes that provide that text I guess...
  4. effluent

    effluent Android Enthusiast

    Won't scan codes for me. Same with shopsavvy.
  5. Berner

    Berner Android Enthusiast

    Possible it was a QR code for a badly-formed URL. URL got sent to the Browser, which said "wtf is this?" and sent it back.

    I've used Barcode Scanner on many, many URLs (in fact I use the QR add-on for Firefox) and have never had any problems with a properly made code.
  6. BlueScreen

    BlueScreen Well-Known Member

    I had the same problem. My SM would do shop savvy just fine and I remembered it has a 3.1mp camera. I reduced my EVO camera MP to 3MP and it works great.

    Hope that helps.

    Seems like the uber 8mp camera on EVO confuses shop savvy @ 8MP

  7. DroidGnome

    DroidGnome Member
    Thread Starter

    Hmm I haven't played with the camera much... is that a Camera setting or a Shop Savy setting to reduce MPs? I've not seen an option labeled as such (Though I've not looked very hard in all honesty)
  8. jordiedooge

    jordiedooge Lurker

    i have another problem
    when i scan with the zxing barcode scanner it does scan
    but when it wants to give results
    it kinda crashes
    i get something like: the application Barcode scanner (proces com.google.zxing.client.android) has closed unexpactatly. try again
    (tis translated so its not very good but i tried :D)
    and then the whole app closes
    and it happens everytime with every single barcode :(
    please help me
  9. Mr. Ed

    Mr. Ed Extreme Android User

    i use goggles and barcode scanner with no issues at all. quite possible just an issue with that scanner

HTC EVO 4G Forum

The HTC EVO 4G release date was June 2010. Features and Specs include a 4.3" inch screen, 8MP camera, 512GB RAM, Snapdragon S1 processor, and 1500mAh battery.

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