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Re: barcode scanning

#1 Postby timkb4cq » Thu Sep 01, 2011 1:32 pm

They're called QR codes. The QR stands for Quick Response. Typically, they encode a web address.
zbar-tools (in the repos) will decode them from a webcam image.
I believe there is an iPhone app for these, but I don't have an iPhone to check...
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Re: barcode scanning

#2 Postby Jerry3904 » Thu Sep 01, 2011 2:02 pm

For iPhone:
http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/qr-app/id320140689?mt=8, $7.95

For Droid:
https://market.android.com/details?id=la.droid.qr&hl=en, free

It is curious that iOS users have been shown to be willing to pay for their apps, while Android users are not
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Re: barcode scanning

#3 Postby bowlkook » Fri Sep 02, 2011 5:52 am

You can generate them here. My current avatar is an example... I heard about them on a recent Tuxradar podcast & was intrigued enough to investigate further. I've also got a (Free.) reader on my N900 called mBarcode.

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