It's quite possible to scan barcodes with low-res, non-focusing
cameras. Delicious Library does it with the iSight built in to Macs:
Of course, I doubt they're using an open-source library to do so. But
it *is* possible.
On Fri, May 8, 2009 at 8:28 AM, Joe Atzberger <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> Google provided the barcode-recognition line-interpolation software as open
> source for Android developers to build on. That explains why I have about 4
> barcode-scanning apps on the G1.
> Note that most common cellphone camera's haven't advanced enough to get
> reliable resolution for barcodes, in particular the up-close macro-like
> distances you would use a scanner at. My old nokia, despite the 3 MP
> camera, couldn't get focus up close.
> In a year or two that should be different for the currently available