barcode apps

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    Does anyone else have trouble with the barcode apparently, they constantly zoom in and out to focus....

    Rarely will it actually get the image...

    I have tried both shop savvy and barcode scanner...
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    I know the barcode has to be white background...It also has to be a certain distance from the camera or it will not focus correctly....I work at sheetz and all I do now if barcode things HAHAHA
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    I think it's the Droid's camera. I can scan QR codes, which are the square types, almost immediately. But I can almost never scan regular bar codes, and when I do it takes a long time of trying to adjust the framing while holding very still...
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    lol see im completely opposite... i have the hardest time with QR codes but am able to scan just about any barcode
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    Yes, mine does exactly the same thing. Sometimes it isn't able to scan the bar code at all and I give up. Other times it happens quickly. For what it's worth, my camera doesn't seem to be able to take any sharp still images but its video quality is amazing. :frown:
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    Snaptell also works nicely, but the barcode scanner I haven't had an issue with yet.
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    The software update being released on or around December 11th is supposed to fix focusing issues.

    People are speculating (and I also believe) that it will fix barcode scanning issues, but only time will tell. Its only a few weeks to wait and then we can definitely see what the problem is...
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    QR's are impossible for mine, shopsavvy is hit or miss, funny thing is, the app Keyring for all those shopper club cards was also hit or miss, but they just put out 2 updates to make it work with android 2.0 and it will scan those barcodes now almost instantly every time, even old beat up ones. :confused:
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    From Shopsavvy support forums:
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    Yeh I think its the Droid camera, update should fix it
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    Is there any free QR generators out there to download - I see several sites that will do it but I want my own :icon_ devil:
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    As a data point I have no problem at all scanning QR codes with Barcode Scanner, but Shopsavvy hardly works at all. In fact Barcode Scanner locks on almost immedietly.
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