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Re: Odoo inventory management mobile app

OpenERP Master
- 02/17/2015 05:37:29

We think maybe we could, maybe, write an extension off Odoo for the mobile interface. in 8.0 there is a few new features we may be able to take advantage of to accomplish this goal. Using the available default interface however, is certainly not an option.

I agree in a perfect scenario using whats already there is always the best solution. We are still in the planning stages so we will make this a consideration. The prototype we have already is based on another working solution, however if it's feasible enough we will see about an Odoo module.

On Tue, Feb 17, 2015 at 4:19 AM, OpenERP Master <> wrote:
There are also some apple scanning harnesses you can get that will surround the device and provide an integrated scanner Some of them have an app you can purchase in the app store that will enable you to use a browser, while others like the Captuvo sl22 will not work unless you program custom code just to activate the scanning hardware. Sort of an expensive paperweight. This would be significantly cheaper than any enterprise mobile device. I quite agree they are very expensive. You would have to do your research though.

On Tue, Feb 17, 2015 at 3:42 AM, Fred Lu(呂豐昌) <> wrote:

Hi Oleg,

What kind of app do you runs on MC3200 and MC40?
Could you share your excellent experience?

On 2015/2/17 下午 05:12, Oleg Kuryan wrote:
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Hi All,

Regarding devices.  If talking about quality and life-size usage I really recommend leaders in the industry -  Motorola. We use models MC3200 and MC40 based on Android. Works excellent all day long with switched on WiFi in warehouse. At night it is put on base station for recharging so if not forget doing this all will be fine :)

Regarding Lionel comment. +1
Totally agree that if you are not going to create your own fork of Odoo, you need to be using standard Odoo means without creating intermediate layer.


On Feb 17, 2015 11:58 AM, "Carlos Liébana" <> wrote:

It's not the perfect device, but we are using [1] after testing a lot of options. It has proved to be the best in price/quality relationship.

Best regards.

2015-02-17 9:47 GMT+01:00 Lionel Sausin <>:
Le 16/02/2015 22:22, OpenERP Master a écrit :
> Our approach is to develop a linux based server application. Most 
> hardware devices today that come with an integrated scanner already 
> have a browser plugin that can scan without any development. Some 
> devices even come with HTML5 ready browsers. Example is dolphin 7800, 
> Intermec, or some bluetooth scanner for iphone/ipod.
> Developing a server app will work on any device that supports HTML5 so 
> this already eliminates a significant amount of work.
> We actually already have a prototype. I am thinking about releasing 
> some screens shortly. Will keep you updated.
I'm no expert in this kind of development but indeed this is the road I 
would chose too.
However, Odoo ALREADY has "web" views especially designed for stock 
workers in v8.
Is there a reason why you would start a parallel work and not base it on 
the standard we all share?
To be clear, I for one will NOT invest in a product that is not based on 
the standard UNLESS there is a very compelling reason to do so - no 
matter if it's closed or open source, free or non-free.

On the hardware side, at the moment the offers on the market are pathetic.
Most devices are technological dinosaurs. For example Dolphin 7800 you 
write about has Windows mobile 6.5 from 2008 with IE6! If investing in 
expensive stuff, I'd rather have something not already obsolete.
Most Iphones/Android devices are too fragile and the battery dies too 
fast. Rugged Android don't have a scanner. Bluetooth readers are a PITA 
- you spend your time pairing/unpairing/pairing again.
Do you know of affordable, rugged devices with a scanner and a reliable 
modern browser that lets us access the scanner in a standard way (ie. 
without ActiveX or Java  junk)?

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Fred Lu 

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