Gopher for Chrome - Feature Requests

6 VOTE

Give barcode scanner input feature the ability to capture barcodes from webcam

Being able to scan barcodes without having to purchase a USB scanner would be awesome.

  • Andrew Stillman
  • Oct 15 2016
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  • Guest commented
    October 24, 2016 13:09

    Challenge we're finding with Chromebook factory barcodes is that they tend to be printed very densely, and so they require a high resolution barcode scanner.  In testing, I've been unable to get webcam style barcode reader to actually read factory-printed scan codes, whereas I can get a handheld USB scanner to work OK.

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    Andrew Stillman commented
    July 31, 2017 20:12

    At this point, this request is beyond the scope of what a browser-based Add-on can readily accomplish.  We recommend the use of asset IDs and school-printed barcodes as a workaround to overly dense factory barcodes.