1. SouthernSaltine's Avatar
    What do i need so i can scan the square bar code things to download apps directly from sites? I thought that it was pre installed on the x, but i guess not. Sorry for the VERY NOOB question. I searched but only found actual retail barcode readers. Thx guys
    07-27-2010 04:29 PM
  2. rooktdphi's Avatar
    Barcode scanner is in the market and can scan the QR "square" barcodes
    07-27-2010 04:38 PM
  3. alphanu22's Avatar
    or google goggles
    07-27-2010 04:42 PM
  4. SouthernSaltine's Avatar
    i couldnt get google goggles to work when i tried
    07-27-2010 04:46 PM
  5. alphanu22's Avatar
    use the "crop" tool so it makes it square- then scan-
    07-27-2010 04:59 PM
  6. know1's Avatar
    I have never understood those stupid barcodes. It seems like tech for tech's sake. I know how to use them, but it seems to be a longer, inefficient way to make things happen.

    Wouldn't it be easier to just give the URL?

    Plus, if I know the name of the app, the quickest way is to open the market and search for it.
    07-28-2010 08:22 AM
  7. EvilMonkey's Avatar
    I have never understood those stupid barcodes. It seems like tech for tech's sake. I know how to use them, but it seems to be a longer, inefficient way to make things happen.

    Wouldn't it be easier to just give the URL?

    Plus, if I know the name of the app, the quickest way is to open the market and search for it.
    I find it easier to just open barcode scanner and snap a pic of my computer monitor (2 button presses) than open the market (1 press), press search (1 press), type the name (god knows how many presses), hope that there's only one app named that and that I'm getting the right one, etc.

    Tons easier to just use the barcode.

    As for the URL....no. Well, assuming you are reading the forum on a PC and not your phone.
    07-28-2010 09:50 AM
  8. barrysanders20's Avatar
    Use "Bar Code Scanner" or "Shop Savvy." For the person that says they don't understand, there are apps that rely on the barcodes. I'm using Diet Tracker. You can enter in the food you're eating for breakfast, lunch, dinner, and so on. You can choose to search their database for a particular food. Such as Lean Cuisine and get 100 search results or you could just use the program's built-in barcode scanner, find it automatically, and be done in 10 seconds.
    07-28-2010 10:36 AM
  9. Paladin's Avatar
    Some ULR's are very long and/or complicated. Why type all of that when I can simply click one icon to open the software and simply aim it at a QR code?

    Only one click to open the software, it then automatically goes into camera mode and when it recognizes the code just asks you to open the browser. So two clicks total.
    It is called efficiency.
    07-28-2010 11:39 AM
  10. MowDownJoe's Avatar
    I have never understood those stupid barcodes. It seems like tech for tech's sake. I know how to use them, but it seems to be a longer, inefficient way to make things happen.
    You do know that they've been widely adopted in Japan for a while now, right? Google's just trying to get it popular here in the US.
    And alot of technology is just tech for tech sake. 3D TVs, Blu-Ray... hell, when the first computer were hitting, how many people thought you'd need one of those at home?
    07-28-2010 11:51 AM
  11. know1's Avatar
    You do know that they've been widely adopted in Japan for a while now, right? Google's just trying to get it popular here in the US.
    And alot of technology is just tech for tech sake. 3D TVs, Blu-Ray... hell, when the first computer were hitting, how many people thought you'd need one of those at home?
    OK - I'll admit the only other time I'd tried those codes, I had to jump through a bunch of hopes such as take a picture of it and text it somewhere. I thought that was far more time consuming than it was worth.

    With the barcode scanner app, I see it's a pretty quick process now.
    07-28-2010 01:11 PM
  12. solo1's Avatar
    I actuall use the QR code on my business cards ... It adds a little flavor and its very functional ... I can put much more info in the code including images .. Websites ... and directly load into the phones contacts.
    07-28-2010 04:19 PM
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