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Netbooks, PDA and Phones Thread, SimpleScan app in Technical; Following on from http://www.edugeek.net/forums/netboo...-edugeeks.html I've knocked up a basic app to scan in barcodes of equipment. The app requires that ...
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    SimpleScan app

    Following on from App for Edugeeks I've knocked up a basic app to scan in barcodes of equipment.

    The app requires that the Barcode Scanner app by the Zxing team (its on the market) is installed as my app just calls its scanning routines and gets the value returned.

    This version is just to see if it installs and works on other phones.SimpleScan.zip

    Instructions
    Download and install it using a file manager type app.
    Its called SimpleScan
    When you run it, press the Scan Serial Num button, scan a barcode and then enter rest of information (all optional) and press Save (successful save will create a text file in /sdcard/simplescan and clear the fields)

    Any feedback greatfully received (what device info needed)

    If it works, then we can go onto what data fields we really need and functionality!

    regards

    Simon
    PS For a fully grown up app - check out Memento - very polished - hopefully mine will have the advantage of integrating into a free stock database/SIMS/CMIS
    Last edited by ZeroHour; 21st April 2011 at 04:59 PM.

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    Checking this out now, love testing anything new on Androids!
    Last edited by RichCowell; 31st January 2011 at 10:25 AM.

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    Good idea... Works fine for me - LG Optimus GT540

    An idea though... Is it possible to output all info into one file (maybe xls or xml...)? That would be really useful for when recording old stock.
    Last edited by gtg93; 31st January 2011 at 10:17 AM.

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    Works for me... It would be good if, as well as being able to enter the manufacturer manually, we could click a button for a list of pre-defined manufacturers, so we'd only need to enter them for obscure things...

    HTC Desire (Android 2.2)

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    Works on my HTC Desire (Leedroid 2.3d ROM) - Scanned & created txt file no probs. Would be a cracking little app!

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    No problems on the Samsung Galaxy S (Android 2.1) and Tab (Android 2.2).

    I'd like to see integration with GLPI so we can more quickly input equipment (peripherals mainly).
    Last edited by Irazmus; 31st January 2011 at 10:34 AM.

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    Ooh looking forward to testing this. You may be a god to me if this works!

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    Looks good so far man.

    though as we've the same handset and ROM you already know that.....

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    @all - looking like frist hurdle over - ta
    I'll move onto getting it to store all the scans in a database with export/import to xml/csv.

    And drop down manfacturers

    What fields are really needed - obviousy sn, model, manufacturer and free description - what others will prob be needed?

    regards

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    though as we've the same handset and ROM you already know that
    I've got identically cloned computers that can't even run echo "Hello World" consistently

    Never underestimate gremlins

    Si

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    Quote Originally Posted by SimpleSi View Post
    @all - looking like frist hurdle over - ta
    I'll move onto getting it to store all the scans in a database with export/import to xml/csv.

    And drop down manfacturers

    What fields are really needed - obviousy sn, model, manufacturer and free description - what others will prob be needed?

    regards

    Simon
    How about drop downs for OS and architecture (x86/x64). maybe also configurable drop downs for Room/location?

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    Works for me

    HTC Desire (Android 2.2)

    but we need an app to do something with the text files.

    also when scanning same item again it makes a new file. would be better if it brought up the record for that item.
    Last edited by JJonas; 31st January 2011 at 11:35 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Domino View Post
    How about drop downs for OS and architecture (x86/x64). maybe also configurable drop downs for Room/location?
    How about make it populate new scan with the previous manufacturer/model number? that way when you start scanning a room most of the work is done for you.

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    Other fields - Location's already been mentioned, that would be good...

    Possibly also - age & condition... maybe...

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    Many people would use this tool for slightly different tasks - so why not make the generic headers (fields) that most of us will use e.g. Serial Number - Make - Model

    but then add an option to make your own headers (fields)? Then people can add anything they want!!

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