Enterprise Android: Features & Development
In this presentation from AppForum Americas 2012, Rick Rogers, co-author of O'Reilly's Android Application Development and Motorola's Mx Product Manager, discusses Android extensions to enhance the platform for use as an enterprise OS, including substitutes for Google Mobile Services apps (Maps, Speech Rec, C2DM, etc.).
Additionally, to demonstrate development practices, Rick walks through and modifies a price check application to include barcode scanning.
Thanks for your nice sharing. You said that the new app has the function of barcode scanning. I know a little about barcode scanning in the PC. But as for the android phones, I wonder what's the main features about it.Are the commen 2D baecodes, like Data Matrix, PDF417, MicroPDF417, QR Code, and Micro PDF-417, are all available in it?
Barcode scanning isn't built in to Android.
As you may know, Android's architecture makes it really easy to add new features to the platform by writing new applications. One application can call another to use the functionality it provides. On the Android platform, barcode readers are just add-on applications
There are several barcode reading applications for Android. You can find them with a quick google. One that deserves special attention is Zebra Crossing (zxing). It is free, OSS and very well written.