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Discussion in 'Android Apps & Games' started by ergalthema, Dec 7, 2009.

  1. ergalthema

    ergalthema Well-Known Member
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    Although I haven't gotten it to work with the few things I scanned at my desk, I have hope for this.

    The biggest disappointment is that it doesn't seem to read QR Code. If so, it would at least be a replacement for Barcode Scanner. That way I would use it more regularly as goggles is improved.

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  2. ergalthema

    ergalthema Well-Known Member
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    Well, I just got it to read one QR code.

    I'll keep trying.
  3. ergalthema

    ergalthema Well-Known Member
    Thread Starter

    Looks like it depends on how much text ends up outside the code. I can can get real close and not have extraneous text in the image, goggles decodes the QR.
  4. itsmoirob

    itsmoirob Well-Known Member

    What Market are you all using? I can't see this anywhere :-( (UK Android Market)
  5. gblinckmann

    gblinckmann Newbie

    I can't find this in the market from a Samsung Moment (1.5 - cupcake) in the US.
  6. kabbie_mcfeely

    kabbie_mcfeely Android Enthusiast

    Try just typing


    And see if it comes up.

    I got map labs and google goggles today on my U.S. G1.
  7. flu13

    flu13 Android Enthusiast

    Likewise. Maybe it's a 2.0-only app? It seems that the Market is smart enough to only show apps that work on the proper version of Android.
  8. gblinckmann

    gblinckmann Newbie

    I'll bet that's it. You might need at least 1.6. Did anybody with 1.5 or 1.6 find this? Or is it Droid-only for now?
  9. kabbie_mcfeely

    kabbie_mcfeely Android Enthusiast

    Mine is a mod 1.6. and I have it.
  10. skwerm

    skwerm Well-Known Member

    works fine on my non-mod mytouch 3g

    pretty cool

    found it on androlib.com
  11. gblinckmann

    gblinckmann Newbie

    Drat! This is 1.6+. I did some more reading of the fine print. Ah well, my obsolete (3-week-old) device should get an update next quarter.
  12. toefer

    toefer Member

    Yeah, it's a bit frustrating to have a relatively new phone that is already lagging behind, and more frustrating that Samsung won't even be clear about whether they're going to update it (not just to 2.0, but even to 1.6) or not.
  13. dmodert66

    dmodert66 Android Expert

    So far it worked for me on :
    Redskins Coffee Cup
    Staples Paper Clips Box (came up with Staples stores)
    Dr. Pepper Can
    Picture of Kobe Bryant on PC Screen (Came up with his wife for some reason, Vanessa...lol)

    Did not work on :
    Rolo's Candy Package
    Fiji Water Bottle

    (Both of these cases I think was due to high reflectiveness, but not sure)...

    Freaking COOL app!!!
  14. ER6BEN

    ER6BEN Newbie

    I am goggling the sh@# out of stuff...really cool
  15. mancow

    mancow Well-Known Member

    Can confirm it doesn't work on a roll of toilet paper.
  16. swest6602

    swest6602 Lurker

    My results were bizarre.
    (1) :) Storage magazine gave me articles similar to those on the cover.

    (3) :thinking:
    Samsung cell phone gave me a picture of a monument somewhere (read statue) and some other very non-cell phone related photos.

    I-Caps (vitamins for your eyesight) gave me 'No Results'

    Name and Address for a Diagnostic Imaging Center in Ayer, MA returned Diagnostic Imaging Centers all over the country. Correct I suppose, but not really very helpful (If I got -xrays in MA would I really then want to go to MS or KS and get them again?). I expected info. on the hospital or at least medical offices in MA?

    Moto Droid 2.0.0
    Updated Map Layers
    Win 7
  17. BiGMERF

    BiGMERF Extreme Android User

    ima check it out.....
  18. designer43

    designer43 Newbie

    Won't start download(s) 3G or wi-fi. Frustrating! Because of 2.0.1?
    Would a reboot help?
    Reboot, and all is well.
    Cool app!
  19. enduser

    enduser Newbie

    take a shot of a business card, it OCR's the text and breaks them up into different lines, as well as one touch to add to contacts...

    fricking awesome.

  20. Djanvk

    Djanvk Newbie

    Ok at the bottom of the screen were some names of businesses in the area I'm at and they were moving like a compass as i moved around....anyone know about this? I can actually click on them and information comes up.
  21. BiGMERF

    BiGMERF Extreme Android User

    gave it a peak, its tight!
  22. ergalthema

    ergalthema Well-Known Member
    Thread Starter

    The business card scan is my favorite thing about it so far.

    I really wish it read QR code better. If there's any text around one at all, it usually doesn't show me what the QR code is.

    I haven't tried any barcodes, but I'm afraid they would do the same.
  23. Matenrou

    Matenrou Newbie

    I have a galaxy, which means I have 1.5 :(. And I can't find it on the market.
  24. A.C.Sanchez

    A.C.Sanchez Newbie

    There is a picture of William Shatner hanging on my desk at work (long story). Google Goggles had zero trouble recognizing Bill, and googling his name.

    Um, wow...
  25. stevenfstein

    stevenfstein Newbie

    yep - if you point at a building or location it will tell you the busines that is there. On the right is a pin looking item. Click on that and a list will come up with everything found. Think it might be 20 or more that triggers it but not sure.

    regards... steve
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