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AW: Prototyping Odoo PosBox with regular hardware we see in supermarkets dailyby
Well, happy that you liked my little demonstration and insights of what is already possible in a reasonable time.
Personally, I think your approach has a lot of overhead.
Of course someone can implement a highly sophisticated and perfect environment on his own platform/environment, but do we really want to work against the Odoo principles to remove dependencies and inter-dependencies for the flow instead of increasing them?
As long Odoo is providing the framework in an open manner, there is no reason why we should not use it to achieve the details except there is a technical reason and requirement which cannot be avoided or achieved otherwise.
You have seen (in case you know what is possible by now) that I was developing a serial driver and additional protocols out of the box and I am absolutely no hardware developer.
We just need to make the PoSBox image even smarter and we have a cheap and reliable unit for every point of sale.
Less hardware costs, less maintenance costs, smooth local integration, even for serial interfaces plug and play integration, so I really don’t see why you should develop a stand-alone Android app for this but if your customer has the money and believes it is worth it, why not? But think about what else the customer could do with Odoo with this money eventually saved ;-)
So, I would think in your shoes about improving the PoS web client and PoSBox even more before doing a PoS from scratch. Do you really know what it means? Of course it still has a lot of space for improvement, but reinventing the wheel is only recommended if you really reinvent the car and the roads or mobility itself ^^
Last but not least, have fun in what you do and make the best out of Odoo you can offer to your clients.
WT-IO-IT GmbH, Wolfgang Taferner