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Android Phones - How To Install Apps / Scan Barcodes Etc

 
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11/20/2010 07:37 PM
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Android Phones - How To Install Apps / Scan Barcodes Etc
I am just delving into my HTC Incredible and I tell ya man these android phones are awesome. Now built into these things is the 8x camera that takes great pictures but guess what else it can do?

You can get a free app called barcode scanner and scan any barcode you can find. It will automatically bring up a search feature so you can find prices, reviews etc.

But the real sweet spot is using it to scan QR codes. Here is a bit more about that...

It's a way to store information in a 2d picture. One of the uses is finding sites that have the QR code for android apps. For instance i want to use swype... which is a keyboard app for android. However my HTC did not come with it. There are websites however that have the QR code for that app. When I scan it with barcode scanner it will automatically allow me to download it. It's a neat hack but also very telling on where the technology is going. Can you picture more things that should have barcodes etc? Storing all the information in codes that can be decrypted with a device etc.
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Here is the page where I got all the information and i'm trying it now...

[link to areacellphone.com]
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11/20/2010 07:40 PM
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So I don't know yet if you can get paid apps this way but just the idea of mixing scanning with surfing a huge database etc can you see where this could eventually lead?
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11/20/2010 07:43 PM
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Here's one for ya...


4) Layar: And Augmented Reality app for Android phones.The Layar Reality Browser displays real time digital information on top of reality in the camera screen of the mobile phone. While looking through the phone’s camera lens, a user can see houses for sale, popular bars and shops, tourist information of the area, play a live game. Visit the official website for more information here.

Now lets expand this a bit and say we take a pic of a person and instantly know their name, address, phone, whether they are a sexual predator etc....

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