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Old 09-08-2008, 02:23 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Barcode Scanning solutions on Blackberry:

https://serialio.com//store/index.ph...8678fb60bcd669

(click on Serial Magic for Blackberry)

For some examples of what you can do with your BB and a Barcode scanner see: iScanList

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Old 09-09-2008, 01:05 PM   #2 (permalink)
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If you are using Barcode scanning for any application please comment on what that application is and if using a Blackberry to receive and forward the data would be desirable.
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get.neoreader.com

Barcode scanner utilizing the blackberry's camera. Works well!
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So from what I'm seeing so far there are:
  • SerialMagic, which lets your Blackberry work with a Bluetooth-enabled external barcode scanner
  • Neoreader, which uses your camera to convert barcoded URLs that you take pictures of.

SerialMagic costs, and requires an external barcode reader which isn't going to be cheap.

Neoreader is free, but apparently only reads specific information? Seems maybe a bit cuecat-like except that it doesn't have the overhead of giving away hardware and it reads regular barcodes. Also, I didn't have any luck trying to read normally-formatted barcodes off the back of a book using various distances. Possibly a combination of being too close for good focus when close enough to get enough detail, combined with it only taking the smallest picture size (640x480).

Sounds like at the moment barcodes and Blackberries are still a situation of "If you have a good business reason and are willing to spend money there are options, but not so much so for home users."
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Old 09-19-2008, 04:47 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Just an FYI, Barcodes on a book are not the same as your typical grocery package. Books use an extended UPC format (UPC+4 or EAN+4) to accomodate a larger number than a typical product code. Many readers will not decode this format.
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Anyone know of a program like this that will compare prices?
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A bump to someonexh's question... is there a barcode reader that uses the camera and provides pricing information like the iphone and android apps?
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anyone, anyone?
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their is a free scanner reader that reads 2d/3d barcodes for the blackberry. I tested the app but it killed my bolds battery like you would not believe and was a huge download and had to be running all the time.

Haven't tried the above mentioned app will try this week though. Have found nothing to compare to the android/iphone apps with regard to price checking and other essentials. Just like shazam and pandora?!?

WHY DO NEITHER have a blackberry app? argh!!!
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