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Discussion in 'Android Apps & Games' started by pidgeypony, Jul 7, 2013.

  1. pidgeypony

    pidgeypony Lurker
    Thread Starter

    This may well have been done to death, so apologies, but have done search.

    I am looking for a good QR/Barcode scanner. There are hundreds out there, and all have both good and bad reviews.
    O would appreciate some recommendations and any warnings against any.

    I am more than happy to check compatabilty with my phone myself, so don't worry about that.

    Thank you very muchly.


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  2. gtbarry

    gtbarry Android Expert

  3. funkylogik

    funkylogik share the love peeps ;)

    I find Google Shopper pretty good even outside the US :thumbup:
  4. Scarred

    Scarred Lurker

    Qr Droid, all the way.
  5. pidgeypony

    pidgeypony Lurker
    Thread Starter

    Thankyou for the replies I have received, I will be looking at them all.
  6. funkylogik

    funkylogik share the love peeps ;)

    Goggles is really amazing when it works :thumbup:
  7. EarlyMon

    EarlyMon The PearlyMon
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    You mean for object recognition, beyond a QR/scanner? I agree, first time I used it surprised me. :)

    I started out with and still use "Barcode Scanner" too.


    OP - I've personally not heard much bad about any of the ones suggested here.

    Is something giving you trouble with one??
  8. funkylogik

    funkylogik share the love peeps ;)

    Yeah the label/object recognition. The database is surprisingly good. Id expected it to only work with US products :)
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  9. mikedt

    mikedt 你好

    I found Googles worked well with UK labels, objects and barcodes, it got most things I put to it. Now Chinese labels, objects and barcodes, it doesn't know much about at all. Not surprising as Google doesn't really do too much in the PRC.
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  10. AMOCO

    AMOCO The Computer Guy
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    I agree with Scarred,Qr Droid is a great app.

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  11. funkylogik

    funkylogik share the love peeps ;)

    Lol i take it Now is pretty crap there too? It doesnt work fully in scotland :(
  12. mikedt

    mikedt 你好

    What Googles doesn't know about haggis or something? :D;) I know it didn't recognise Chung Hwa cigarettes, as smoked by Mao Zedong.
  13. funkylogik

    funkylogik share the love peeps ;)

    Lmao havent tried that. Nah i meant Google Now :)
    Im not a huge football fan but it would be nice if it recognised Glasgow Celtic instead of giving me The Celtics.
    Plus its never gave me a news card :banghead:
    And google are trying to dodge paying tax the UK lol :D
  14. gtbarry

    gtbarry Android Expert

    The nice thing about QRdroid is that you can create your own QR codes. So I have a folder of personal QR codes I can pull up. Then I have various scans I can show people with my personal, work, acquaintance, etc. info. If I really don't like you, I let you scan in the QR with my hotmail account and old home landline that I disconnected a while ago.
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  15. Slug

    Slug Check six!
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    That's why I still use ZXing Team's Barcode Scanner.
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  16. Petrah

    Petrah Psychotic Female

    I use that one as well.
  17. MacFett

    MacFett Android Expert

    Another vote for Google goggles. I started using it to easily look up gatherer text for magic cards but have found many uses for it since then.
  18. mikedt

    mikedt 你好


    Goggles didn't know what this is.
  19. Adauth

    Adauth Android Expert

  20. funkylogik

    funkylogik share the love peeps ;)

  21. pidgeypony

    pidgeypony Lurker
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    Thank you EarlyMon.

    Thank you to everyone for your replies. Google is such a well-known name, and I am going to try Google Goggles.:thumb:
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  22. divinebovine

    divinebovine Android Expert

    Keep the posts coming. I started with Google Goggles but I've found that I'd prefer one that is smaller...space is severely limited on the Venture. A few posts recommend Barcode Scanner by ZXing, which is a reasonably svelte 664KB but I'd love to hear from someone who has had a good experience with an even smaller one.
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  23. gtbarry

    gtbarry Android Expert

    Did you try scanning it with google translate?

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