i searched the forum and i wasn’t able to find anything related. i want to use my cellphone to scan QR barcodes and insert it into a database. any idea of how could i achive this?
I have used Pic2ShopPRO on my iPhone to capture barcode data into a Web App. The App has a built in browser and you can capture the bar code then do whatever you want with the data. I built an inventory tracking system that would scan a bar code, accept a little keyboard input, then save the transaction in a database.
It supports many different bar codes including QR codes.
It appears there is also an Android version.
If you decide you want to explore this as a possibility post back here and I will share the code for you.
yes please, i want to explore that as a possibility
Do you want to scan QRCodes that you create or random QRCodes that you happen to find?
If you’re creating the QRCodes:
- Create QRCodes that look something like myDomain.com/api/someaction?name=hal or use a static IP address instead of a domain.
- Create a Xojo Web App that has code in WebApplication.HandleURL to read from the WebRequest.
- Write the WebRequest data to the Database.
i like this approach @Hal Gumbert . but i was thinking… if i assign an url to the qr code, the user could easily replace the code i want to send, using any web browser… just changing the parameters manually
Why this can be bad ?
maybe is there a few scenarios where it could suppose a security breach? perhaps a user could potentially insert records with the incorrect information? i am just thinking the possibilities, i’m not a security expert
You could encode the parameter string.