So was speaking with someone today where they need to scan barcodes in their work yard to mark them off against a database (with a web front end). I thought it would be pretty simple to create a mobile site and have this run on an android hooked up to a barcode scanner. Is is possible to get some kind of bluetooth scanner gun which you could mount a smartphone on the top of perhaps? Or something else? The mobile site will probably be using quite a bit of fancy html5/css3 so a durable/grunty Android phone would probably be good to pair it with.
Maybe something like this: