Originally Posted by snark_be
Nice piece of software.
Could you change the program so it uses UPC Database?
Instead of using your own DB, which will take some time to grow, UPC Database has already more than 1 million entries.
it's what i did for the very first version but i didn't like this for several reasons :
- no EAN-13 / EAN-8 support which are the mainly used formats for europe
- no price information
- not a webservice but only web based
the idea was really to be able to insert prices at different stores so the softwares reports the 3 best prices (per country, during the 3 last months).
also i wanted to avoid having to use Opera or any other browser and to have the possibility to directly create the new products on the device (even when you are disconnected) and to be able to synchronize at any time.
Once again it's really a preliminary release, the advantage is that even if the product isn't known by the server it takes 5-10 seconds to enter just the company name / product name and you can start storing the price of a product at the current moment.