Challenge: The Barcode Reader project included the development of mobile applications on Android and BlackBerry platforms that are capable of capturing a barcode image and processing it. The Barcode Reader captures the image with a smartphone camera.
The captured image is sent to a web service which processes it and sends back a reply. Based on the reply, the Barcode Reader shows a video associated with the product as well as a web page that provides detailed information about the product. GPS information is sent to the server from the phone. This allows the app to customise the web page and to point to the location where the product can be purchased.
Duration: 3 months
Technologies: Google Android SDK, BlackBerry SDK, TCP/IP, HTTP, XML