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Hi, I work for a small company which deals with a bit of retail and need to do stock checks which is a pain in the butt!

I have been thinking of ways to make it easier and found a app (https://play.google.com/store/apps/d...anpet&hl=en-GB) This allows me to use the phone to scan the barcode and it increases the the stock level accordingly.

I am wondering if i can connect a USB scanner which i feel would speed things up, to my phone. I would need a Micro USB(male) to Std USB (female) connector. Would one like this on eBuyer work ? http://www.ebuyer.com/506688-4in-mic...er-m-f-uusbotg
 
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Hi, I work for a small company which deals with a bit of retail and need to do stock checks which is a pain in the butt!

I have been thinking of ways to make it easier and found a app (https://play.google.com/store/apps/d...anpet&hl=en-GB) This allows me to use the phone to scan the barcode and it increases the the stock level accordingly.

I am wondering if i can connect a USB scanner which i feel would speed things up, to my phone. I would need a Micro USB(male) to Std USB (female) connector. Would one like this on eBuyer work ? http://www.ebuyer.com/506688-4in-mic...er-m-f-uusbotg
Well, depending on how you would need to export the items you scanned using the app, it should work. The app description says it exports to Excel. But also based on the app desc, it says you will use your smartphone's camera (as you know) but they don't leave it very open ended. I would be skeptical of using the scanner.

In my opinion, it would be faster to just use your phone camera. Sounds like they have the app set up so you can just scan - enter - scan - enter, kind of deal. Adding extra cable and another device to carry/monitor may actually slow you down.

Perhaps try without the scanner first and if it's miserable, give the scanner a try. It definitely sounds feasible, as you ask.
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It is feasible, just look in the right forums for it and someone will be able to guide you step by step (that probably won't be on XDA).
You've ended in the Q&A section dedicated to the Nexus 5. Look for a forum talking about your specific App and current store setup.
The solution you find should normally be independant of which phone you have (although Android Version and Hardware capabilities will of course have a role).

Good luck!
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