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HSTC905

ISBN BARCODE READER & BOOK LOOKUP IN ANDROID

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ISBN BARCODE READER & BOOK LOOKUP IN ANDROID

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Benefits

BOTTOM LINE

Company provides users with an on-the-go experience of fetching real-time information about book reviews Users able to make informed decisions on purchases based on latest information and peer reviews

HSTC905

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Company provides relevant information and great shopping experience to users with minimal hindrances of a small formfactor device


ISBN BARCODE READER & BOOK LOOKUP IN ANDROID

Situation

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Challenge

A mobile startup in Silicon Valley with focus on retail consumer services

Can a mobile app provide real-time access to information on books while the user is inside store?

Company wants to specialize on book retail as a starting point

What is the easiest way to access latest reader reviews, price and other relevant information with minimal keyboard input?

Harbinger Solution

Technologies & Tools

An Android app that uses camera to scan ISBN barcode from the back of a book

Android 1.6 SDK

Displays summary information about the scanned book by calling isbndb.com Web Service

Barcode Formats: EAN13, EAN8, Code128, Code39, QACode, UPC

Application provides access to more specific information such as reviews, images, price and other details from the web

Permissions: Camera, Vibrate, Flashlight, Internet

Camera API

Web Service using REST protocol Parsing of XML response using SAX parser UI: Custom View, Scroll View, Gesture Detector

Benefits

BOTTOM LINE

Company provides users with an on-the-go experience of fetching real-time information about book reviews Users able to make informed decisions on purchases based on latest information and peer reviews

HSTC905

www.harbinger-systems.com

Company provides relevant information and great shopping experience to users with minimal hindrances of a small formfactor device


ISBN Barcode Reader & Book Lookup in Android