Omnia and Microsoft Tag26 Feb 2009
Well it’s been a little while since I posted my comparison of Microsoft Tag and QR Codes. In this post I noted that there was a strange 90° anti-clockwise when using the Microsoft Tag reader on my Samsung Omnia i900. Well I stumbled across the reason today whilst testing some Microsoft Tag print outs I had produced for an event.
Being a Windows Mobile 6 device, the Omnia allows screen rotation and even includes an accelerometer to aid in this (though I’ve disabled mine and assigned screen rotation to a button). By now you can probably see where this is going.
When the screen rotation is in effect you effectively hold the Omnia in a landscape orientation like a regular camera and in this orientation the Microsoft Tag reader become a whole lot easier to operate.
I’d still like some sort of setting (or better yet ‘intelligent automatic feature’) in Microsoft Tag Reader to allow the Omnia to orient more easily when being held in portrait position - its normal phone position.