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RE: Odoo inventory management mobile app

Simon Perkins
- 02/17/2015 08:33:51
Dear All,
For the last 3 years we have run Motorola MC9090 rugged barcode readers which run an application in C which communicates with OpenERPv6 using the XMLRPC interface over a wireless link and the system works well and it did not need any modofiucation to OpenERP itself as they are just procedure calls. This was a lot of work to get the XMLRPC interface working but the rest is simple programming in C. The program can complete manufacturing orders with full traceability, complete picking lists, do stock taking, scrap products etc.

Simon Perkins

From: Fred Lu(呂豐昌) []
Sent: 17 February 2015 09:46
To: Community
Subject: Re: Odoo inventory management mobile app

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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