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My application wants to have functionality of reading Barcodes. The image will be captured by a camera and the application should scan the Barcode and use it in some meaningful way.I did a google and stumbled upon - zxing the open source library for Barcode reader.There is also an application named "Barcode Scanner", written using the same zxing libraries, which I can install and invoke from my application using intents. But, lets say, that is something I cannot do(I dont see a reason to assume that the clients of my application will have that installed).
I will have to probably use the core libraries myself? I am unsure of where to start.
Any pointers or links to tutorials that can help here will be appreciated.
Sonny Gill wrote:Writing a robust barcode scanner library is not going to be trivial.
Luckily, zxing is released under Apache license so you can use it or build on it even for a commercial product.
I don't intend to write everything from scratch but would be using the core libraries of zxing. I just need something to start(tutorial etc.); thanks for sharing the link!