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No Barcode scanner app works on the Behold 2

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by Ozymandias, Dec 8, 2009.

  1. Ozymandias

    Ozymandias Well-Known Member
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    Self explanitory. The moment had a problem that seems to have been fixed. Anyone else having this issue.
     

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  2. behold_this

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    nope! both shop savy and barcode reader work flawlessly on the behold 2. never had a single problem and always finds the product.
     
  3. Ozymandias

    Ozymandias Well-Known Member
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    does it constantly run the flash when trying?
     
  4. Hupperware

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    False. Shop Savvy works
     
  5. briankh

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    All of the ones I have used work just fine.
     
  6. culo77

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  7. Ozymandias

    Ozymandias Well-Known Member
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    Yes, this is exactly what I am talking about, only it happens every time.
     
  8. pacothebandit

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    haha is this by chance a play on Dwight Shrute?!
     
  9. culo77

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    i uninstalled it and re-downloaded it again its been working, you can try that.

    I just scanned my water bottle at my desk and it worked. I wonder if being a bright or dim lighted place and play tricks?
     
  10. mikenick42

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    I just put my finger over the flash and it works fine.
     
  11. dan0zone

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    Or you can just turn the flash off ,, its set to auto by default ,, so if there's not enough light it will activate...
     
  12. Halcro 1

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    Hello new here... I have shop savvy and it works ,, but things ive scanned have no local input so as of now its kind of useless.. my .02.. So far the behlold 2 is ok I hope Tmo or Samsung gets 2.0...Hopefully soon
     
  13. yatimameiji

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    I ran into the same thing but this happens when it thinks its to dark and of course with the flash on so close can cause glare which causes it to turn off and then back on again and so forth. So plenty of light with no glare and it works for me
     
  14. tzpetlover

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    I found that if you put the camera facing a bright light before you open the progam and leave it there while it opens that the flash will not go off that has worker all the time for me. If I didn't the flash would just keep shooting off. Hope that helps.:)
     
  15. 2FR35H

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    both work fine for me not always well though if its flashing that means you need better lighting in the area you are doing it in.
     
  16. Kittyfae

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    I just noticed this as well, fairly annoying since rarely do stores have perfect lighting for it to work. Hopefully there might be a fix for it, since it is really useful when it does work.

    It seems to get the white balance from when the app opens up. So if it thinks that the ambient light is to low it will trigger the flash wrong.* If you hold it to a bright light as you open it you can notice that it wont re-correct the white balance again.

    *I believe that this was talked about a bit in this thread: http://androidforums.com/samsung-behold-2/33289-behold-2-flashlight-interest.html (perhaps opening the flash handler and then when it closes or whatever it auto-opens it again). In reality, well human's reality, I have no idea what I am talking about. So I shall just mew. *mews*
     
  17. markanon

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    I've had better luck when I turn macro mode on. If you click on the camera settings, and go to page two, you can change the focus mode from AF to Macro.

    Also, I agree w/ the flash comment. If you make sure you're in good light, and turn off the flash, this helps too.


     
  18. Kittyfae

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    I tried all these tricks at the store last night and even though the flash didn't turn on, it would focus perfectly then snap back to out of focus before it could get a reading.

    With the galaxy rom... would this work any better or would I expect to see the same results?
     
  19. BRUNO

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    I am having this problem with both Barcode Scanner and Shopsavvy. I don't know what kind of fingers you guys have, but blocking the flash sufficiently enough to stop the light without blocking the camera lens has been impossible. In short, this "trick" does not work... at least for me.

    Camera settings don't work, as they only apply to the camera app, and both scanner apps don't mention flash anywhere in their own settings.

    Tried re-installing and problem continues. Should I give up or are there some real solutions out there? :thinking:
     
  20. chadmd23

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    I've had success by pointing the camera at the brightest light in the roombefore scanning a bar code, and it's worked fairly well.
     
  21. markanon

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    The only real solution is to have bright, even lighting with macro mode selected in your camera.

    Wish there was a better answer, but that's the way it is.

    Ideally, macro mode should be selected for you when you go to scan a barcode. And ideally, that stupid focus assist wouldn't blast so much light when you're in macro mode, because it makes it impossible for the camera to take a photo. But that's expecting Samsung to put some thought into their product, which is asking a bit too much.




     

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