Has anyone integrate this capability using the mobile device’s capability to populate fields. We are looking to track materials by scanning their bar and QR codes to find the product in the database.
ah the search continues then for the limitations of SKUID
Did you ever figure this out? We’ll have the same need soon.
There is a Java library, called zxing, that was particularly designed for the mobile use-case. I worked with it to develop a web application that will both generate and scan in QR codes and found it easy to work with. There are also complete code samples on the internet for scanning QR codes with the phone’s camera and decoding them with zxing, as is discussed here:
From there you could open a URL, passing the QR code’s value in as a query string parameter, for example.
Thanks Eric. That sounds really sweet.
Did anyone get this running where you can scan a barcode value into a search field on salesforce1?
The official specification is still in the draft phase, making this technology pretty bleeding edge (although I think it’s probably stable at this point).
The following contains quote a lot of assumptions and guesses. It’s not be rigorously tested, so definitely take with a grain of salt:
Just some anecdotal tidbits from me. The only mobile device I’ve successfully done a QR scan from is my Android with the Firefox browser installed on it. I’ve also gotten it to work in Chrome and Firefox on my laptop. (Kinda funny holding the QR code in front of my laptop’s webcam though.
We have an application built for scanning barcodes but they do require a bluetooth barcode reader - it works very well … the code is scanned straight into the search box and the relevant product returned without a problem.
If anyone gets it working with a device camera let me know )