Enterprise Android: Features & Development

Posted on Jul 13, 2012 (2 years ago). Seen 723 times. 2 comments. Permalink Feed
Photo Rob Nikzad
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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.

This post is part of AppForum 2012 Video Series.


Posted on Jul 14, 2013
Photo Arron Lee
Member since Jun 26, 2013
Hi, Rob Nikzad.
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?

Best regards,
Posted on Jul 15, 2013
Photo G. Blake Meike
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Member since Nov 30, 2011
Location: Oakland
Hi Arron,
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.