There's talk of an Android based barcode scanner application desired for another local charity.
This may be a good opportunity to develop something that could be used for the shop as well.
--Omegix 18:00, 13 September 2010 (CDT)
- Item Name (Baseball Bat)
- Item Physical Description (it's about 3 feet long, brown, and looks like a bat)
- Item Functional Description (you hit baseballs with it)
- Date Donated (March 23rd, 2010)
- Person who Donated (Babe Ruth)
- Item's Estimated Value (could help treasurer determine a value of the item) ($20)
- Treasurer's Established Value (could be useful if we ever have to make an insurance claim) ($1,500)
- Where in the Shop the item is stored (Let's people know where to look, and hopefully where to put back) (In the back corner of the library)
- Item Serial Number (unique ID for tracking shop property)
- Loaned / Donated Boolean (to establish whether the shop owns this piece of tracked property)
Android Implementation Ideas
- Have QR codes point to shortlink of wiki entry
- Use Semantic wiki capabilities to feed back data about the scanned code to the android app
- Have app scan a "location in shop" code, adding the information to the wiki?
- Google offers free application hosting, including WebTinyDB hosting. Not sure how powerful TinyWebDB is, but it might be powerful enough.
- Could use Flickr application for storing pictures of barcoded items. store link to the picture in the web DB.
- Could use Android Barcode Scanner app as mechanism for reading in barcode
- Could build a web browser interface for the the facilities committee for approving new submissions, and filtering out bad entries.