[maemo-community] [GSoC 09] Barcode Reader and Shopping Assistant .

From: amit sethi amit.pureenergy at gmail.com
Date: Wed Apr 22 16:10:00 EEST 2009

I am Amit Sethi and I will be working on the project Barcode Reader and
Shopping Assistant .
The idea of  the project is to use the camera on Internet tablets to read
the barcode on a product and search the prices etc of the product on the
various shopping websites like amazon and also develop the users wish list

The major requirements of the project as yet is to develop code that will
recognize the kind of barcode and hence see what library is to be used  to
read the particular barcode on the product .

The other part would be using the webservices API of amazon and Librarything
to develop the Shopping Assistant .

1. The recognition part is to be done fast so I will be using C for it.
2. For the webservices part the major limiting factor would be Internet
Bandwidth and thus their is no point of using a low level language so i will
be using python for this .
3. To  create the binding between C code and python i will be using

I  am looking at ReadBarC <http://sourceforge.net/projects/readbarc/> , a
Barcode reading library for Nokia Symbian phones as my inspiration .

I invite suggestions and also some use cases that people on list might like
to see in the Shopping Assistant

Other Details
I am under-grad student at Guru Gobind Singh Indraprastha University , New
Delhi , India .
My IRC nick name and garage user name are amit_usual

I look forward to summer of coding for this project and great discussions
with people on this list.

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