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Mobile browser barcode reader?

Discussion in 'Android Apps & Games' started by gillbee, Apr 13, 2010.

  1. gillbee

    gillbee Newbie
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    I placed this query on another board but no ones has been able to help so far. Anyone any idea if this exists or nor?


    Is there any way of reading a barcode from your mobile browser? I'm sure I'm missing something here. Every time I find a barcode while browsing on my phone I then have to open the same web page on a desktop / laptop so I can snap it with the barcode reader on my phone.

    I'm probably just being stupid but can I get my phone browser to read the barcode? Do any browsers offer this as a plugin?

    Thanks for any help
     

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  2. KlaymenDK

    KlaymenDK Android Expert
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    I don't know if it's possible to obtain the image source location in the browser?

    The reason I'm asking is, a lot of these QR codes (for example this one from some random barcode app off of Androlib:
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    When you look at the image source, it's really a generated image:
    http://chart.apis.google.com/chart?cht=qr&chs=135x135&chl=market://search?q=pname:com.mobiletag
    I'm guessing this is the case for many (but certainly not all) QR codes you find around the 'net.
     
  3. gillbee

    gillbee Newbie
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    Cheers for the info. Possibly not the easiest thing to develop but you can copy the barcode image from a web site and paste it into another app (Word doc for example) so hopefully it's one for the future.
     

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