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
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!
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.
Checking this out now, love testing anything new on Androids!
Last edited by RichCowell; 31st January 2011 at 10:25 AM.
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.
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)
Works on my HTC Desire (Leedroid 2.3d ROM) - Scanned & created txt file no probs. Would be a cracking little app!
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.
Ooh looking forward to testing this. You may be a god to me if this works!
Looks good so far man.
though as we've the same handset and ROM you already know that.....
@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?
I've got identically cloned computers that can't even run echo "Hello World" consistentlythough as we've the same handset and ROM you already know that
Never underestimate gremlins
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.
Other fields - Location's already been mentioned, that would be good...
Possibly also - age & condition... maybe...
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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