I uploaded the latest version of Stripes (1.3) to the Marketplace last night. This version brings a few improvements, including:
Right now, I am constrained by the very limited camera API on all Windows Phone devices. Microsoft has promised regular updates to the platform and I am hopefull that direct camera access will become available in a future release. However, until then, a "live" barcode scanner (one in which the video from the camera is examined until a barcode is found) is impossible. Also, there is no way to modify the camera settings or save them for future use, either. Believe me when I say I am anxiously awaiting an update to this particular API. Are you listening, Microsoft?
Let me also say "thank you" to the many people that are using Stripes. I hope it is a useful tool and will continue work to make it more useful, as the Windows Phone platform evolves. Please leave a comment here or contact me on Twitter @Centrolutions with your feedback.