Electronic Pricing in the Field

Electronic Pricing in the Field

Post by httpmar » Wed, 09 Nov 2005 02:56:11


We are considering purchasing a handheld HP IPAQ
and contracting with Cingular for wireless Internet data
service. Purpose would be to access eBay and Amazon
Wireless Mark-up Language websites in the field to get
electronic prices of items before buying them for resale
on Amazon and eBay.

We like keyboard capability for entering alpha
descriptions but we see dealers at book sales use
smart phones and get electronic prices of ISBN numbers.
How are they doing that ... are they scanning the ISBN
number or are they taking a picture of it with the phone's
camera and sending it somewhere where it is converted
into an ISBN number? Thank you for any responses and
any recommendations, Roy.
 
 
 

Electronic Pricing in the Field

Post by Beverly Ho » Wed, 09 Nov 2005 08:02:27

there are barcode readers available for CF and SD slot use... the best
source is http://www.yqcomputer.com/ , but their
drivers and software tend to be very good.

While the technology exists to decode bars from a camera image, I am not
aware of any current (purchasable) ppc application that offers this.

Please ask them what software they are using if you spot it again.

Beverly Howard [MS MVP-Mobile Devices]

 
 
 

Electronic Pricing in the Field

Post by Beverly Ho » Wed, 09 Nov 2005 08:07:31

Take a look at this

http://www.yqcomputer.com/

Beverly Howard [MS MVP-Mobile Devices]