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  1. aanzola33's Avatar
    I think this feature is awesome, lol we're finally catching up to the Chinese! aha

    But are there other ways of snapping a pic of a bar code that will send me to other websites, like a 3rd party app? or is BBM the only way of doing the barcode snap?

    obviously, I'm not to this 22nd century technology, lol.
    07-20-09 11:02 PM
  2. Maliberti's Avatar
    Scan buy, but it does not work w/ BBM.
    07-20-09 11:45 PM
  3. kwongsauce's Avatar
    I don't understand how this works.
    How does one go about scanning it?
    07-21-09 12:41 AM
  4. Maliberti's Avatar
    Test
    1111111111111111
    07-21-09 01:52 AM
  5. Lluvia's Avatar
    It uses your camera as a scanner, pretty cool I believe. Its been pretty much standard tech for Asian countries (Korea/Japan/China). I'm led to believe BBM obtained this feature due to the fact that the Bold is sold in Japan as well. I see this as a great opportunity for RIM to implement this "new" feature for other uses, with BBM being the first. Hopefully more apps will appear the use this.

    Posted from my CrackBerry at wapforums.crackberry.com
    07-21-09 01:56 AM
  6. ka3yan#CB's Avatar
    I can't believe it actually works. Just scanned Matt's and it just popped right up!!!! COOOL!!!!!!!!
    07-22-09 12:38 PM
  7. Jonneh's Avatar
    Yeah, people in Japan actually see this as no big deal, as they've been using this type of system to pay bills all the time, and at convienence stores buy stuff, etc etc.

    We'll catch up eventually.

    Microsoft has been trying to push this technology out to the general public for like two or three years now, and have stated that in some games, they're thinking about being in a level and a barcode being placed somewhere, and you can scan it off your screen and be taken to a website with a "hint" about the level, or maybe a downloadable extra, or unlock something, etc etc.
    They said they want it to be part of the fun, not an annoying break from the game.
    07-22-09 12:45 PM
  8. bish0p34's Avatar
    How do you guys get them up as your avatars? I just started messing with this yesterday... The bar code is neat...scanned a few off here to try it out

    Edit: got it.
    Last edited by bish0p34; 07-22-09 at 02:33 PM.
    07-22-09 01:56 PM
  9. mookish's Avatar
    Scan me!!!!
    07-22-09 02:00 PM
  10. Jonneh's Avatar
    Scan me!!!!
    Never!!!!
    07-22-09 02:10 PM
  11. bish0p34's Avatar
    Scan me!!!!
    Yours is the first one on here mine won't scan...odd.
    07-22-09 02:26 PM
  12. ka3yan#CB's Avatar
    Ya, Mookish's won't scan for me either. I think it is too small. *snickers*
    07-22-09 03:46 PM
  13. JasW's Avatar
    I don't get the appeal of "the barcode thingy" in BBM 5.0.
    07-22-09 04:13 PM
  14. bish0p34's Avatar
    I don't get the appeal of "the barcode thingy" in BBM 5.0.
    It's easier to use, and it's just neat. In all reality it's no big deal. It saves all of 2 minutes of typing an entry in. But gosh darnit, don't ruin our fun!!!!
    07-22-09 04:33 PM
  15. KingInShadows's Avatar
    Its all appeal fun and games now! But think about the potential usage for it. Business cards ? Advertisements ? Pretty neat stuff..

    ... on the other hand people you have become a bar code and you dont even know it lol ... might as well tattoo it on the back of your neck...
    07-22-09 04:54 PM
  16. BlkBryAddict's Avatar
    Forgive me, but your BBM must be 5.0 to scan? Right.
    07-22-09 05:16 PM
  17. BlkBryAddict's Avatar
    Will you get a new bar code with every new BB you buy or be able to keep the same one?
    07-22-09 05:17 PM
  18. mattglobal's Avatar
    Will you get a new bar code with every new BB you buy or be able to keep the same one?
    The bar code is generated using your BlackBerry's PIN and your name so it's unique to each BlackBerry.
    07-22-09 05:30 PM
  19. mookish's Avatar
    Yours is the first one on here mine won't scan...odd.
    Ya, Mookish's won't scan for me either. I think it is too small. *snickers*
    some won't scan for me either, I just enlarge the zoom on my browser (IE) to make it bigger and then it pickes it up...
    07-22-09 05:37 PM
  20. mookish's Avatar
    How's this;

    07-22-09 05:49 PM
  21. crackzilla's Avatar
    Stop bragging Jonneh. lol
    07-22-09 05:57 PM
  22. ghostshell's Avatar
    Ya, Mookish's won't scan for me either. I think it is too small. *snickers*
    hahahahahaha
    07-22-09 07:34 PM
  23. ghostshell's Avatar
    Will you get a new bar code with every new BB you buy or be able to keep the same one?
    its like a PIN, each BB has its own.
    07-22-09 07:35 PM
  24. thekrishna's Avatar
    I was playing around with a barcode maker someone posted (I'll send the link when I get home). its pretty cool. You can use the barcode to direct you to a site, auto call someone when you scan it, and it you use the text feature, when you scan it, it'll pop up what ever text you put.
    So there's a lot more to the barcode than just bbm. Pretty cool I must say
    07-22-09 10:59 PM
  25. Agonz010's Avatar
    The barcode thingy is pretty neat!
    07-22-09 11:17 PM
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