[maemo-developers] mbarcode/maemo-barcode dialog oddity and progress report

From: jodyfanning at kevatkartano.com jodyfanning at kevatkartano.com
Date: Thu Oct 15 08:25:26 EEST 2009
> For 1D codes mbarcode will attempt a very basic webscrape of Amazon and
> will (hopefully) return a title (rather than a segfault). For URLs
> encoded in a QR code/datamatrix it will open the webbrowser and for
> vCards it will add them to your contacts.

Why is it necessary to do a "webscrape" of Amazon. Amazon has plenty  
of simple APIs for getting data freely and easily. The REST based ones  
are extremely simple and you get back an XML document with everything  
you need.

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