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Barcode scanner is not working properly
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sequelmage

The barcode scanner seems to be really finicky. When I try to use it, it takes 5+ attempts and even then it’s not always successful. It seems like it attempts to scan before the camera has come into focus so it’s not grabbing a correct or complete ISBN value so it just fails to find the book. In case this is device specific I am using an iPhone 12 running iOS 16.1.1

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sassmistress
May 16, 2024

Just to provide more information, on my Android 12 the barcode scanner has not been focusing at all for weeks. I haven't been able to scan anything except for one fluke I haven't been able to replicate.

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tantealex
Mar 4, 2024

It would be nice to have the possibility to switch the flashlight on, which is not possible right now on my iphone. I expect that the scanning works better with the light on.

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Nadia
Mar 5, 2024

tantealex So far, I've only seen the configuration to force the light to go on when scanning, which I'm not sure everyone will want?

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mikebond
Jan 15, 2024

I'm experiencing the same issue on Android 12 (tablet) and 13 (Motorola Edge 30 Ultra).
Out of all the barcodes I tried to scan, I think I only got one result, maybe two, but both wrong. No barcode was identified for all the other books.
I was wondering if the scan reader only recognises UK/US barcodes. I tried to scan books from Italy and a few more European countries, in other languages than English.

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Nadia
Jan 16, 2024

mikebond It recognises barcodes worldwide — we have people all over Europe successfully using the feature — but it does have an issue with some shapes/styles.

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Nadia
Jan 12, 2024
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Nadia
Jan 12, 2024

For some cameras/barcode-style combinations it seems to have a higher rate of false positives. I'll be addressing this in the coming months.

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ttwyman
Jan 15, 2024

Nadia mine seems to be working not of the time now, there's the occasional time it stays blurry, but coming out of it and then selecting the scanner again seems to work

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Nadia
Jan 16, 2024

ttwyman Okay, good to know. I still want to make it so that it works first time all of the time!

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creosote
Jan 10, 2024

I'm on Android 14 and I have the same issue! I've already tried deleting and reinstalling the app in case I was missing a newer version, but no luck so far

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Nadia
Jan 16, 2024

creosote Will be working on this soon!

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