Barcode Scanner (application)
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|Developer(s)||Sean Owen, Daniel Switkin, ZXing Team|
|Initial release||1 March 2008|
4.7.8 / 11 September 2018
|License||Apache License 2.0|
|Website||Main site |
The application Barcode Scanner is an Android app, from the open-source project ZXing (short for Zebra Crossing), that allows an Android device with imaging hardware (a built-in camera) to scan barcodes or 2-D 2D graphical barcodes and retrieve the data encoded. Information encoded often includes web addresses, geographical coordinates, and small pieces of text, in addition to commercial product codes. This Android-based system has similar functionality to a hardware barcode reader.
This application supports many different types of barcodes, including those used to identify products in commerce. The Barcode Scanner can automatically search the Web to identify a product with a barcode and use, for example, price-comparison information between vendors.
The application can decode several 2 codes including the widely-used QR and Data Matrix codes. QR codes are often embedded in websites; Barcode Scanner can open a browser at the encoded site, for example, facilitating the download of an application.
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