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Silver_Pharaoh

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Android has QR Scanner apps but what would really be nifty is a way to take a picture of a web address and have the app then open the browser to that page.
Take a picture of www.google.ca and have Chrome open it for you.

That​ would be sweet. Does an app that does this even exist?
 

Arbiter Odie

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I don't know, but it would be cool. Whenever you get a pamphlet handed to you at an event, say maybe the pamphlet is for a charity group or something and it has their web address on it, it would be a lot faster to use the scanner then typing it in.
Pharaoh, I nominate you to write the app, if it doesn't exist :p
 
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Silver_Pharaoh

Silver_Pharaoh

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I don't know, but it would be cool. Whenever you get a pamphlet handed to you at an event, say maybe the pamphlet is for a charity group or something and it has their web address on it, it would be a lot faster to use the scanner then typing it in.
Pharaoh, I nominate you to write the app, if it doesn't exist :p

Exactly! Much faster than typing in a long address.

I would write it, but you haven't seen my java game have you....
Let's just say coding isn't my strong point :p
 

Blaylock

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The technology is there but I haven't seen an app yet that allows this. One of the coolest apps I've seen in the last year is called Word Lens. Just point your camera at a foreign word and it switches the language real time. Awesome for my wifes genealogy hobby.


If this can be done, so can the one you're suggesting.
 
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Silver_Pharaoh

Silver_Pharaoh

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The technology is there but I haven't seen an app yet that allows this. One of the coolest apps I've seen in the last year is called Word Lens. Just point your camera at a foreign word and it switches the language real time. Awesome for my wifes genealogy hobby.


If this can be done, so can the one you're suggesting.
Wow that's a sweet app!
You're right, the technology is definitely there, all that's left is a dev to code it..