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Add ability to cite books by scanning their ISBN barcode in mobile app.
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In the mobile app, it would be possible to cite physical books by scanning the book's isbn barcode.

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Mvolz triaged this task as Low priority.Oct 27 2018, 3:10 PM

I myself am successfully using a JS compilation of zbar:, and IIRC the last time I tested it, it was much faster than quaggaJS, even though it also detects QR codes.

They main problem all these JS's have is that a live input via getUserMedia might not be able to properly focus (according to it works in Chrome on Android, but probably still not on iOS), which for normal sized barcodes means that you just can't read them. Instead you have to take a photo with the camara app, select that photo instead of the live stream, repeat these steps if something went wrong, and delete all those photos manually once you are done. That's not very user friendly.

A very experimental (i.e. currently an experiment in Chrome only, might perhaps change sometime in the future) is

If you only want this feature in the Android app, then you should do the barcode scanning in Java, not in JavaScript.

Would any of the task subscribers be interested in mentoring this project for Google-Summer-of-Code (2019) or Outreachy (Round 18)? Could you suggest folks whom we should reach out to about this? View program timeline here.

In its current shape and form, this doesn't seem like a suitable project for Outreach-Programs-Projects.

Aklapper changed the subtype of this task from "Task" to "Feature Request".Feb 17 2023, 8:29 AM