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  1. Kalle99

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    Aware that not all Android apps work on all Android phones, I have the following questions:

    1. Is the SGS capable of scanning barcodes? If so, does it use the camera?

    2. Is the SGS compatible with any of the numerous flashlight apps I see posted? Does the screen provide the light, or is it through the camera lens?

    All replies are most appreciated
     

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    Evry barcode scanner uses the camera (how else is it gonna see the barcode)

    The galaxy s has no flash it's 2 bad because the camera qualaty is awsome and what do you mean with does the screen provide the light
     
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    There are several android apps that will use the screen to enable you to use the galaxy S as a flashlight. Basically it will just give you a bright white screen that chucks out a lot of light. Many will allow you to vary the brightness and even the colour. I use one and it is quite adequate for finding my way round in a darkened bedroom etc.
     
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    Thanks for your reply re the flashlight. Now I know!
     
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    yups the flashlight is using the screen. you have with in different colours and even different paterns like a police blue/red flashing or a dizzymaking black/white bullseye etc.

    i have the barcodescanner and yes it uses your camera but no it doesn't work at my phone. i think it's because the code is to close to the camera so it can't be focussed correctly.
    anyone has an solution for that?
     
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    Thank you all for your replies. My questions may be naive as before getting my SGS, I had never seen. much less used, a Droid phone.

    I thought that maybe some phone models had a separate lens of short focal length specifically for barcode scanning. This would address the focus issues I see commented on in the blogs. Also, knowing that some digital cameras have a light source used for fousing, I thought it possible that this might be a light used for the flashlight.

    Anyway, thanks again for thre replies. I feel smarter now!
     
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    I have used my SGS for barcode scanning quite effectively. It does not read ALL barcodes but try it using on a CD or DVD, it has worked for me in that respect every time.
     
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    OK! This launches the next set of questions:

    What is/are the best barcode scanner apps around for the basic scanning function, and then...
    more of a coimputer question, what kinds of pc databaes woiuld typically interface with this. I realize that this is ore of a pc/database question, so if it's inappropriate to post it here, just let me know (gebtly p[lease) and I'll retreat.
     
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    for as i know of type in the google market something like barcode scanning or just barcode and you see some apps. choose the best rated one ? :)
     
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    I think quickmark is quite good, and it's free...
     
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    Thanksw Denizzz & Vitinho!
     
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    Or just use Google goggle.
     

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