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Barcode Reader Software for Kaiser's camera?

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Heya folks,

I've been looking for a solution to scan ISBN codes from my book collection into a some sort of library or catalog database.

I'm wondering if someone here would know of a software that can be used on the HTC TyTN II (at&t Tilt), or any Win Mobile device with a camera.

I've found the Barcode/13 program, but that's only for palmOne Treo 600. I could work with something similar just to create a CVS file of ISBN numbers and transfer that to another program on my PC, but would rather have an all-in-one software.

I've posted in the WMP Pocket PC Software forum here, and found a few things, no real luck though...

I checked out Microsoft's A.U.R.A. . . It's kinda nifty to play with. It'll scan 1D barcodes, but I'm not finding any options to export the codes after they've been scanned. Also, it requires a 'manual' photo of the barcode; it opens the camera utility and ya use it like taking a normal macro photo (Zoom in, hope your hand is steady, and snap, then find a blurry image. Repeat multiple times until ya get a clear image that can be read).

QuickMark and i-nigma are great for 2D barcodes; they both make good use of the device's auto-focus and will read a 2D barcode without the need to manually take a photo. Though, neither of them will read 1D linear barcodes like the ISBN numbers on the books I'd like to scan.

Also, one person pointed out something that looks like it would work wonderfully, but I wasn't able to find any Windows Mobile software that uses it, nor a download for a working implementation: http://www.mobileama.com/Barcode.htm

Batoo ( http://people.inf.ethz.ch/adelmanr/batoo/ ) and Google's ZXing ( http://code.google.com/p/zxing/ ) are Java implementations that don't run on Windows Mobile devices.

So, does anyone else know of something that could be used to scan the ISBN barcodes of books with a the Kaiser's camera?

I'm still hoping for something more like 'Barcode/13', or an inventory software that will scan using the camera.

Thanks,

Zyir

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I may just have to bite the bullet and buy a cheap barcode scanner to connect to my PC instead. :)

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Posted · Report post

i dont think that is going to happen i did a quick google search and the top 10 posts were you looking for this software :)

anyways if your willing to shell out some cash you might want to look at just getting a bluetooth one from Socket mobile. i use one of there CF card barcode readers back in the day and it worked really well.

http://www.socketmobile.com/products/bar-c...ection/series7/

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I read on a microsoft blog that a software developer was working on a bar code reader for wm6 devices, I think it was Eileen Brown's blog.

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heres the blog http://blogs.technet.com/eileen_brown/default.aspx?p=7

and here is what she is talking about http://www.quickmark.com.tw/En/basic/downl...asp#HTC_TyTN_II

her blogs are quite good also if you want to add her blog to outlooks rss feeds

and heres the barcode for modaco.com http://i113.photobucket.com/albums/n218/do...80108002617.jpg

post-294035-1202430593_thumb.jpg

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Posted · Report post

quickmark is great for the 2d barcodes but not for the OPs normal ones.

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i did a quick google search and the top 10 posts were you looking for this software

That's too funny! :)

I only started searching a few weeks ago, and started posting to various boards about a week ago. :D

I know the device is more than capable, so I'm hoping someone can point me in the right direction.

It's just for a personal project to inventory my book collection, anyway.

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Posted · Report post

You are probably done with your solution already, but you might want to revisit QuickMark as it now supports 1D.

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Also, one person pointed out something that looks like it would work wonderfully, but I wasn't able to find any Windows Mobile software that uses it, nor a download for a working implementation: http://www.mobileama.com/Barcode.htm

here is a download site for the above...its a little buggy sometimes but shows that there is hope... have fun

http://handheld.softpedia.com/get/Others/B...ama-67748.shtml

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