[Tellico-users] New to list with a question or suggestion related to both Tellico and Android phone apps...

Robby Stephenson robby at periapsis.org
Mon Dec 7 06:25:34 UTC 2009

On Sunday 06 December 2009, John D Choate wrote:
> 	I just signed up, having recently started using Tellico.


> 	I also recently
>  acquired the new Motorola Droid phone and have discovered some of the
>  android apps available. "Barcode Scanner" is a wonderful app allowing
>  the user to scan barcodes of items and compare their prices with prices
>  listed online. What I would like to see become available at some time is
>  the ability to use the phone with a similar barcode scanning app to scan
>  items to be imported into Tellico. The barcode scanner could get, for
>  instance, the ISBN number of a book or movie and store that info for
>  later loading into Tellico. It would sure be nice to be able to pull
>  various books from the shelf, quickly scan the code from each one, and
>  then save the collection to a file. After importing into Tellico, then
>  the tools to look those ISBN codes up online could be used like normal.
>  This could avoid having to pull a book one at a time, sit at the
>  computer and creating a new item for each book or movie, then manually
>  type each ISBN number. Any thoughts?

I'm not sure about using the phone, but if Tellico is compiled with the 
right library, you can use webcams to scan barcodes, pulling in the ISBN and 
then doing a search.


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