Bar code scanner uses the device camera to perform the recognition.There are a couple of approaches in mobile application development.
- Hybrid – using Web technologies (HTML5,CSS, JS) and a framework (SAP UI5/Jquery/Sencha.). These applications will run across all devices which can support HTML5 .
- Native – Applications are developed for individual platforms using
- JAVA-Android , BB
- Objective C- IOS
- C# – Windows Mobile
All the Native applications can directly use camera feature using their respective API supported by devices, but to use the camera feature in hybrid approach , Cordova plugins are to be used.
In Simple words SAP UI5 is a jS libraries for application development following the hybrid approach. So, to use the device camera for barcode integration with UI5, its required to use cordova Plugin..
- Supported Platforms
- Windows 8
- Windows Phone 8,8.1
- BlackBerry 10