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Discussion in 'Android General Discussions' started by BrianV, Jan 1, 2010.

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    ive read on here about each phone having its own "bar code" type thing, and i see it in some of the signatures here... what is it? where do i find it? and what is it used for???? i guess blackberries has it too?
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    You can use the phones camera as a bar code scanner. The bar codes that you see here in the forums usually contain some sort of data, text, URL, etc.

    There are a few good apps for this. Shopsavy and Barcode Scanner seem to be the two most popular.
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    I can only get Bar Code scanner to read QR type bar codes. Haven't been able to get shop savvy to read them. YMMV.
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    i think thats because shop savvy is ONLY for barcodes. As in searching for products.
    easy solution: have them both :)
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    And, if you ever want to create a QR Code, here's a link to generate them. I prefer when people create the QR code so I can scan it with Barcode Reader, it's just easier that way.

    Link: QR-Code Generator
    Or, use your Barcode Reader and scan this:

    [​IMG]
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    I have the scanner app. ... the thing I'm talking about isn't an actual bar code. .. it is more like a square. I'm told it contains your contact info. And another Droid can scan it and it will add your contact info to another phone. I heard blackberry used it to add contact info for bb messanger. ........ maybe I'm not hearing the right info
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    yep and my winmo phone used them to install .cab files strait from websites
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