Very very interesting.
How do you process data with Linea Pro scanner? Are you using InsertFromURL script step?
All the IP scanners except the Linea Pro 4 mention Bluetooth in their specifications; I presume they're presenting themselves to the iDevices as a keyboard, as with other Bluetooth scanners?
Im using clipboard to exchange the data between FileMaker Go and native iOS app with special start ans stop markers of each command.
FileMaker Go is generating commands to the printers, and the native app is responding with answer from printer, sends barcodes, RFID's numbers, credit cards infotmation.
Thank you Jeremy and Oleksiy,
it's all pretty clear.
Really? Your video shows the iPad running FileMaker Go at the beginning of each scan. I'm open to the possibility that the app switching is too fast to show up on the video (though I've never seen app switching without a conspicuous animation myself, even on the fastest available iOS hardware), but FileMaker Go still has to initiate the call to open the other app. Since you're not tapping the screen in FileMaker Go, the scanner must be interacting with FileMaker Go itself at least to trigger the call to the other app. I could be mistaken, but I don't believe it's possible for an external device like the scanner to open another app by itself without help from the currently running app, unless maybe the iPad is jailbroken? Can you share with us the FileMaker file you used in the video, or at least the scripting that made it work?
That would be great!
Il giorno 09/mag/2014, alle ore 17:09, jbante <firstname.lastname@example.org> ha scritto:
Can you share with us the FileMaker file you used in the video, or at least the scripting that made it work?
Line Pro works not like keyaboard (HID). It sends the data via Dock/Lightening connector, that gives incredible speed.
It is possible to scan complex 2D code, for example you can scan box with serial numbers of all 20 pcs of goods. And the data is transfered almost instantly, not like in case, when device emulating keyboard behavior.
There are no jailbrake, I think that It is not acceptible to use devices with broken security.
And there are no URL scheme switching here. You are right, you can not switch between applications without an animation.
My iOS app acting like dispatcher, that always stay in background. After first start, my app connecting to Linea Pro device and then it starts local db in FileMaker Go.
Than FM Go and my dispatcher app is conversate via clipboard.
So is this app something you have developed and loaded on to test, or is it the linea app that they provide here:
I couldn't see much detail as to how their own app works, and if that isn't what you are using, could you say why?
Thanks for sharing... I know someone who needs this.
This app (dispatcher) was developed by me from the scratch.
My main task was to work within FileMaker Go without switching to other apps.
You know, that each switching is animated, and lets imagine, that you need to scan barcodes for 10 items. Your iPad/iPhone will be animated 20 times (forward and back switching)
Another reason - this app from Linea is not alow to communicate with other periphery. In my case - fiscal printer from Datecs with ability to send the data to the display, to open cash drawer, to print receipts, with processing of printer response.
And also to read the weight from external scales.
Also one of the reasons - Im using RFID in my solutions, to authenticate seller or administator to give them different level of access.
So when can we look forward to seeing your app in the iOS App Store?
Not sure yet. I need to test all properly, I'll keep you informed.
I have a client who had us develop a FileMaker Go solution that originally worked with a bluetooth scanner writing data directly into a FileMaker field. Now, they purchased Linea Pro to protect their devices and DPP-250C printers. Can we pay you to develop a simple app to do nothing more than scan a single barcode and place the result into a FileMaker Go field? How quickly can something like that be done?
Actually Im in the half way to release an app, that will also handle barcode scanning.
I need about 30-45 days to finish all testing.
Could we continue conversation via email ?
My address in the profile.