[PocketPedia] Scan barcode and mark as borrowed

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[PocketPedia] Scan barcode and mark as borrowed

Postby d9pouces » Sun Oct 12, 2014 4:05 pm

1) Currently, when I want to mark a book as borrowed, I have to go to my library, then edit the right book, mark it as borrowed and select the right person.

I think that it could be nice to have a button allowing to scan the barcode of the borrowed book, then to select to person.


2) Moreover, when I scan a barcode to add a new book, I can scan the barcode, but it does nothing (I go back to the text editor to manually enter data). My PocketPedia is up-to-date, with an iPhone 4S in French under iOS 8.02.
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Re: [PocketPedia] Scan barcode and mark as borrowed

Postby Conor » Mon Oct 13, 2014 4:36 pm

Thank you for the feedback about automating the borrowed by feature with the barcode of the book.

I'll look into iOS 8 in French as it should obviously scan for the barcode entered instead of ignoring it. Do let me know two or three barcodes that scanned, just in case it's related to the number scanned.

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Re: [PocketPedia] Scan barcode and mark as borrowed

Postby d9pouces » Thu Jan 01, 2015 10:31 am

Hi, here are some barcodes I tried to scan:

9 782266 106993 (Sourcellerie, from Terry Pratchett),
9 782264 035516 (Azazel, from Boris Akounine),
9 782266 091343 (Trois Sœurcières, from Terry Pratchett).

All of them are correctly recognized by the iSight in Bookpedia.

What can I expect about automating the borrowed by scanning the barcode?

Happy new year to your team :-)
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Re: [PocketPedia] Scan barcode and mark as borrowed

Postby Conor » Fri Jan 02, 2015 10:52 am

Thank you for the info, I haven't been able to repeat it on either iPhone 4S or the iPhone 6. But I have made some changes to the code for the next release, that although unrelated to this bug are connected to the scanning.

Scanning to borrow on the iPhone could be earlier than the Pedia version as I can already imagine how to add that interface into the iPhone by simply presenting a warning sheet when you scan a book already in your library that would contain the "borrow" or "return" along with a "search" option to continue to add a duplicate.
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Re: [PocketPedia] Scan barcode and mark as borrowed

Postby d9pouces » Sat Jan 24, 2015 6:33 am

Thank you for your answer.

I really like your idea of interface, I cannot imagine simpler or more functional interface.
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