The myPOS Slim device has a barcode scanner that can be utilized without the integration of the Smart SDK. It is used by emulating a keyboard directly from the Android and it can be used in two ways:

  1. The first option is to capture the barcode using the EditText UI component.
  2. The second option is to use the standard function for key event handling. It can be seen from the example below:

String barcode = null;

    public boolean dispatchKeyEvent(KeyEvent e) {
            if (e.getAction() == KeyEvent.ACTION_DOWN) {
                if (e.getKeyCode() == KeyEvent.KEYCODE_ENTER) {

                    Log.i("LOG", "scanned code: " + barcode);
                    barcode = null;
                    return false;
                else {
                    if (barcode == null)
                        barcode = "";
                    char pressedKey = (char) e.getUnicodeChar();
                    barcode += pressedKey;

        return super.dispatchKeyEvent(e);