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> Probably any of the warehouse employees, since they all have barcode scanners on their machines and trucks.
Or you know, anyone with a phone.
Barcode scanner only requires camera permission. It's light weight, fast, fairly feature complete and been around since the stone ages.
> "sleep as Android" [...] requires a third party qr code reader app and those almost always spam your phone all day.
It works with "Barcode Scanner" by ZXing, which is the same barcode scanner that Google Authenticator automatically prompts to install if you try to scan a QR code. It's safe to use.
> Most apps are just awful when it comes to QR readers. Haven't seen a good one yet.
Barcode Scanner has worked perfectly for years.
Barcode Scanner is still free and works great for QR codes. It's based on the open source zxing.
I recommend using Barcode Scanner to read the code. As for plugins, you can get those at the plugin store of your browser of choice.
This is the one I use. It's been on the Play Store forever and doesn't ask for anything egregious permissions-wise (and they explain why they ask for what they ask). No ads.
I wouldn't recommend using Google Goggles as it is no longer under active development. I switched Barcode Scanner after I noticed the last update to the app was back in 2014.
It doesn't work 100% of the time, but I'm always getting a good number of results, even with just a few hundred books that I added.
>Does anyone else maybe have an idea how to do this automatically on android?
Android was the only OS capable of doing this until a couple of years ago. I see iOS finally caught up. This app is the one I've used for years. You should be able to install Google Camera though as well.
There's a QR code scanner app for android that predates public releases of android. They've had the capability to integrate it since literally day -1, yet never did
In case anyone is looking for a good QR scanner, Barcode Scanner is open-source and quite widely used.
It is like bar code, you point your phone camera at code using qr code reader app and it will decode and give you text. I use this app (link) on android.
Wikipedia link for more info [link]
That's an upside down DataMatrix 2D barcode.
If you're on Android, this app can read it:
You may have to turn DataMatrix on in settings.
In everyday use, is there any real difference between that and the original one by the ZXing Team? Many of the enhancements I checked from the Barcode Scanner+ version are in the original version.
I tried a couple QR readers and it definitely recognises it's a WIFI network address but then it just doesn't do anything with it... Not sure what I'm doing wrong.
It seems this app works, so it really depends on what app you're using and how it handles these kind of links... meaning your guests actually have to download a specific app to make it work because not all would (expecially not most pre-installed readers).
At this point it's not really worth it imo, it's easier to just generate QR link that contains the password in text format to manually copy-paste when you connect.
Or just give them the password. ^^I ^^know ^^it's ^^not ^^as ^^cool, ^^sorry
Last year I was asked to help with a redesign of our corporate business cards as we were finding many of our clients trying to use various phone apps to "scan" the information into their contact lists.
My boss really liked the existing design and didn't want to change it, so I worked with our printer to do a QR code on the reverse of the card (which was solid purple previously) with the contact info present on the front of the card. Now clients spend about 10 seconds punching our contact info into their phones!
I'm not sure what iPhone users typically use, but "Barcode" for Android is the bomb! [link]
I didn't find an easier way, I reverted to using Barcode Scanner which I first used a decade ago! Still the best QR scanner on Google play, and open source: [link]
Take a pic with your smartphone and send it to the tablet and then test to make sure it's readable with a QR Code scanner such as https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.google.zxing.client.android
If it's readable you should get a load of text about 562 chars long starting with:
If it's only a few chars long then its not read correctly.
I can not unsee that ad in barcode scanner app, so will use this opportunity to recommend nice, free, no ads, open source barcode scanner app: [link]
Just scan the address with a barcode scanner ( [link] ), copy it to the clipboard and enter it into a blockchain explorer ( [link] )
(Or just type the key into the block explorer by hand)
Never scan the private key unless you want to clear out the paper wallet.
You can use a different QR code scanner app to get the code (this one worked for me). The 2FA seed is the string at the end. To make sure you copied it pass the seed to your authenticator app instead of scanning the QR code.
That just sounds like you have ZXing Team's Barcode Scanner installed. If Firefox detects that app it uses it for QR input, but it doesn't have its own QR reading code on mobile.
I used to use this one. My new phone has it built into the camera though. Check to see if your camera doesn't already do it.
This is pretty cool, but I cant get the artsy QR codes to scan using Barcode Scanner on my Android phone. I tried the QR code on the cat, and the one here.
Glad you found it, totally missed it in my read of the list.
If you need one, go with ZXing Team's Barcode Scanner.
It started life as a Google 20% project, is open source, and has published build instructions, so that one could verify that what one downloads from the Play Store is indeed built from the public sources.
edit: com.softdev126.qrcodereader has been pulled from the Play Store, guess it finally got caught.
The QR code is faster if you have the physical code card, but you can't scan a computer image with the built-in web cam. (Does anyone have external web cams anymore?) It's easy enough to copy-and-paste the codes if you get them in a text file.
For yourself, look for a smartphone app (I use [link]) that can export a large list to a file.
I second this. It's quite a pain to type. :D
edit: Just found out that you can use this as well. You just need to enable the option to copy to clipboard and then paste it into the app.
The Google app for it is here: Barcode Scanner
Alternatively, ManateeWorks Barcode Scanners can handle some extra formats, such as those funky PDF417 barcodes that you get on some shipping labels and airline boarding passes.
I honestly have no idea.
I just used a regular barcode scanner and did a websearch.
I have Android the name of the app is just Barcode Scanner
I've used the same barcode scanner app since my first android many years ago. It works on everything and I've used it more times than I can count.
But since it seems some folks just can't be bothered, I guess a contact label would be safer. You could still include a QR with any additional info you wanted to add though.
Eh, maybe carrier-preinstalled more here? but not like it's hard to install either.
I use Barcode Scanner for Android. It uses the camera, so you just have to point the phone at the code. iPhone probably has similar readers (search the store for "QR code").
ZXing Barcode Scanner. It's the reference implementation of the barcode scanning code that all the other ones use.
No ads, I'm pretty sure I had it installed on my Android Developer Phone 1 and it has always been free.
This is the one I use, fairly basic and opens quickly. If you like, you can go to Settings and turn on Open Web Pages Automatically.
I just use the zxing barcode scanner (play store, open source) on my phone
I still have yet to acquire a magstripe reader for faster entry of that info though.
When it happens go to the playstore, hamburger, my apps and games, installed, sort by last used, the culprit should be top (or near) of list.
The main culprit lately has been this barcode scanner
https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.google.zxing.client.android - This app automatically copies the barcode (not just QR) content to clipboard.
If you have an iPhone: open your camera app, point it at the qr code and tap it (I think)
If you have android, your camera app might support it, otherwise download a barcode scanner app and open that, point it at the qr code and tap the on-screen link.
On iOS they finally added QR functionality to the camera app a few versions ago. Idk about Andriod, but this app looks alright. Still though, it's super annoying that for any basic functionality you'd want on a phone there's a million terrible apps for it.
> Alas, the happy app doesn't work on my ancient version of Android....
I use QR Code Scanner on my old S5, seems to work fine with all the QR codes I've come across thus far.
you can easily tell which codes are the Government MoH/MBIE codes because they have to be 3 times denser than other codes. They will have 2^2 more "Alignment Patterns" (they look like this: 🔳) than the third-party codes (which are mostly web-resolvable URIs, kinda a privacy nightmare)
You are probably better off scanning your QR codes with a good scanner like this one. Has most of the user-side functionality of the government app while being much, much better at scanning any QR code.
iPhone's native cam app supports it.
Android depends on the hw, but people can use the OG QR scanner from the play store: zxing barcode scanner
Por cierto, vos lo que querés es escanear códigos de barra ( 1D, QR, etc.) ?
Si es así te recomiendo Barcode Scanner de ZXing Team es liviana, no tiene ads, no pide permisos raros y levanta cuanto código le tires encima.
There's a number of standalone QR code scanner apps. I suppose you'll want to be careful they aren't malware that sees it is a bitcoin address and changes it up on you.
So you scan, copy, then paste the address on the web site / withdraw.
But custodial exchanges are horrible for use as a spending wallet. What if they decide they need to restock their hot wallet, and your withdrawal request takes an hour before they send? And you never want to be logging into an exchange from a phone in line at a Bic camera. That's just asking to lose it all
But to respond to your question ...Barcode Scanner by ZXing was the app I used last, but that was years ago. You said you use iPhone, I've no idea what to recommend for that,
Dumb question but are you using your camera app or a bar code scanning app that uses your camera? I've been able to scan their barcodes using Barcode scanner app
Hmm...Verizon might be blocking Pixels from activating on purpose...
Quick question, can you please try scanning the QR code using this barcode scanner app: [link] ?
Does it show up as a string like "LPA:1$cust-005-v4-prod-atl2.gdsb.net$" ?
Well, not impossible but for me it takes ~10 seconds to scan it with Android App "Barcode Scanner". Normal codes are scanned instantly.
I have been using Barcode Scanner since Froyo. The app is tiny...only 680 kB, no ads, extremely fast, and it just works.
I use this one. Scans all types of barcodes including QR code or Data Matrix and is pretty simple and to the point
This article gives a pretty simple method for using Barcode Scanner from ZXing Team for android.
agree! OS change is more significant here than Excel 2013 to 2016.
you could try scanning the codes with your phone. here's a free app if you have android: [link]
It's not crazy! I've added something like this for Android users with the Barcode Scanner app installed. Docs for it are here: [link] but as you can see it'll only work for GET requests. If you're updating the DB with that, you'll open yourself up for CSRF attacks.
It's just a regular url / website address that shows you the public
transaction history of any address. You can scan it with your
regular barcode scanner. Most phones come with one, if not use the
nice open scource scanner from ZXing [link]
I usually use Barcode Scanner. It's free, it's open source, and it's worked on every barcode I've ever tried.
A related issue: When you have CM installed, Open Camera is one of the few camera apps that work properly. Has anyone found a QR code reader app that works correctly?
This one does NOT: [link]
The page says to uncheck some of the device workarounds in settings to see if that helps, but the app crashes before you can even get to the settings screen.
Barcode Scanner app from ZXing ([link]) has an option to automatically open the URL from scanned barcodes.
The QR code would be URL linking to some website that you set up with a page for each product (and any links, etc that you want on there).
Also, this page has a project that you might be able to adapt: [link]
I'm not sure how much you're willing to develop it yourself or if you're looking for something all ready to use.
I'd guess he was downvoted because of misinformation. QR codes are not URLs, they just store text (which could be a URL or anything else). They don't collect things, take you places, or act as viruses (though a malicious website could). If you have your phone set to automatically open any URL it's presented... Well that's another issue and I'd look for a different scanner app and adjust your settings appropriately because the QR code wasn't the problem in that scenario.
The one I use simply shows the encoded text and if it happens to be a URL and you click on it, you'll then be prompted to open it in a browser if you choose just like any other link you clicked.
Browse smart and don't click strange links! But that's no reason to be afraid of a QR code.
There isn't on stock android, but there's this one for free with over 100 million downloads and uses less than a megabyte of space.
What is "the other" QR scanner mentioned in title and is 10x bigger? Compared to Barcode Scanner, Privacy friendly QR scanner is twice as big and has less features.
Barcode Scanner do require a lot more (legitimate) permissions though and I think by default it is set to lookup barcodes (not qr) online.
Edit: The other one seems to be QR Droid Private™, I've just seen the post where OP commented.
Expanding a bit on this, QR codes have varying degrees of redundancy built into the pattern, with a high end of 30% redundancy. This means that a substantial amount of the pattern can be damaged and the code will still decode correctly. As an example of this, take a look at this page from DataGenetics which details several alterations to a QR code and notice how many are still decoded correctly despite the severity of the alteration.
/u/WinkleviBitcoinTrust, have you tried scanning other QR codes to check for errors? Have you scanned the QR code with another app such as Barcode Scanner by ZXing? Is it possible that the QR code is decoding correctly and that there is a mismatch between what was written down and what was encoded?
Ok i've installed it just to test it again, i have barcode scanner installed as recommended by the plugin developer
this one: [link]
to create the shortcut try with this app
Open this app, select the tab activites. select autobarcode Lite, select the activity:
autobarcode scan - com.joaomgcd.barcode.ActivityScanCode
it should create a shortcut on your home screen that will take you directly to the scanner, then you can create a profile to trigger the task passing the variable
Yeah, but it links to this specific app.
Piggy-backing on this.
For android, this one is free.
There's free ones from Apple too but I don't know what they are.
I use Barcode Scanner by ZXing
I don't know if it's the best, but it scans pretty much everything.
I love the passive agressive response of the devs when a user review asks why the app needs access to contacts/browser history/wifi settings/ media files.
Incidentally, this is the reason why i opted to install another one.
> bharat b July 1, 2015
> I guess there is a security loop hole I don't understand why a barcode scanner requires access to media files, WiFi, contacts etc..I strongly believe that this app is taking our personal information.
> ZXing Team July 14, 2015
> The only thing in the app description is an answer to this question. Did you not read any of it? https://github.com/zxing/zxing/wiki/Frequently-Asked-Questions
The standard version Barcode Scanner is free, has no ads and works just fine.
The pro version, Barcode Scanner+ adds this:
> Barcode Scanner+ includes all of Barcode Scanner's functionality, and is intended as a drop-in replacement for Barcode Scanner. It adds several enhancements:
> Better barcode scanning
> - New image processing algorithm for detection of 1D barcode formats, including UPC and EAN product codes
> - Uses both cores of dual-core processors
> - Optionally, scan for Aztec and PDF417 barcodes (note: PDF417 support is 'alpha' quality)
> - Rewritten to take advantage of Java 6, Android 2.2+ APIs, and latest Android SDK features
>Refined user interface
> - Now scan in tall "portrait" orientation, in addition to "landscape" orientation
> - More intuitive pattern-based scanning guide
> - Streamlined and improved user interface elements
> - Android 4 and tablet device support
> - Expanded Help screens
> New features
> - Decode a barcode from an image file
> - Option to scan light-on-dark barcodes
> - Activate device's LED light to scan in low light
> - Basic support for scanning NFC tags
> - Amazon product information
And then there's an intermediate version which doesn't require special permissions but removes a few pro features.
They're making a joke about the Diablo Immortal, which is a mobile game, fiasco. “Don't you guys have phones?”
Edit: while were here, let me shill my personal favorite scanning app, Barcode Scanner (fdroid, github). It’s free, open source and has no ads. It also features support for 1D barcodes and Datamatrix.
The OpenSource classic Barcode Scanner by ZXing.
Barcode Scanner by ZXing works offline (you can confirm by using it in airplane mode).
this app is free with no ads, has worked well for years, and takes even less storage.
The good one is from "ZXing Team".
Here is the play store link: [link]
There is the open-source app from ZXing: [link]
What benefits does this app have over [link] ?
Isn't that the same app as this: [link] ?
fwiw, out of idle curiosity, tried encoding a data: uri as a qr code (chances are the qrencode cli tool is packaged for your linux distro). But turns out at least my phone's installed qr code reader app apparently isn't currenlty able or allowed to just pass the uri to the browser app when you hit "Open browser", it says "Sorry the requested application could not be launched. The barcode contents may be invalid.". However you can still just manually copy-paste it from the decoded qr code in the reader app to the address bar in the browser app. Perhaps passing data: uris has already actually been actively blocked on security grounds or something, but also seems quite likely the system just didn't know how to handle it.
There are some offline qr-code readers (this one for example - tested it myself in airplane mode). This program can read the vcard format and add it directly to your contacts (see the example on the Google Play page).
Works on T-Mobile: [link]
Also works on Ubigi:
Don't see why "esim plus" wouldn't work, unless they whitelist iPhones or block Pixels...
#EDIT: I think I might have figured out why "esim plus" might not work:
potentially sketchy Chinese company. And you know, Chinese servers block Google and a bunch of other "sensitive" stuff.
It's called barcode scanner [link]
It's just called Barcode Scanner. It's pretty nice.
Install an QR/OCR scanner app, e.g: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.google.zxing.client.android
Then try using the App decision block...
I don't see how a barcode scanner that contains ads could be better than [link]
The Barcode Scanner app for Android was released around Feb 2008, and added support for WiFi settings around Jun 2010.
I've never had any problems with this app [link]
From Code 96 to PDF417 or Data matrix.
Or use an app.
I've been using this since Android 1.6, and it still gets the occasional update:
This seems to be the standard for Android devices. Even Google has recommended using it.
Even this one?
install it yourself: [link]
What's wrong with [link] ?
It's the OG open source QR code scanner.
I highly recommend 'Barcode scanner'. I've used it on every android phone since the G1
This one works
Just an app suggestion: [link]
This is probably the best app to read barcodes and qr codes :)
How can I make my Samsung S7 do this?
Best Barcode/QR reader I found is:
free and open source [link]
Try this one [link]
Here you go.
I use this one
I use this and it works
Barcode Scanner - Apps on Google Play
I would 100% recommend [link] I've used the source code for it for my own barcode reader app at work
The old Firefox 68 app required the ZXing Barcode Scanner app.
If on android maybe can try scanning using this app [link]
How about https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.google.zxing.client.android ? Open source and even listed on https://opensource.google/projects/zxing
What does it have over the ZXing app ?
Since one of the best barcode scanners for Android is free, I hope physical.
Why this when the zxing is so good and free?
You could try to install the ZXing barcode scanner instead: [link] Threema supports that one too.
Free & open source ones:
Barcode Scanner: [link]
Barcode Scanner app on Android will do it
I can't exactly claim a breadth of knowledge on barcode scanner apps. I use the FOSS one.
This is the one I use and recommended by Google (installed from Authenticator).
This script will help. It's not secure in and of itself (as in the file containing the secrets isn't encrypted), but it's a useful starting point.
You'll also find a QR code scanner application such as the ZXing scanner or this fork to be of use for extracting the secrets.
Barcode Scanner handles color QR codes well!
My problem is the scanner app.
With this is all OK
Download a normal QR Code reader and scan it: [link]
You will see the magic by yourself :)
You're probably joking but you can use an app [link]
just install this [link]
You might need to download the barcode scanner app separately. At least I did.
I use this: [link]
does everything I want.
Most of them are based on this open source app, but technically there is no official one.
Or use "Barcode Scanner" from xing oder something like that and convert your wifi with an tool into a QR picture.
Generator if you are on a PC: [link]
Generator for Android (root only): [link]
EDIT: line break
What makes it better than, say, ZXing Barcode Scanner?
You could try it with [link]
You can add a customized search URL and send it to a server.
You can use an app like Barcode Scanner to scan it. It should bring you to the web page which verifies the code.
Please see this collection also...
To scan the barcodes you can use the camera on your phone and a scanner app like Barcode Scanner (in bulk mode, so you can just go on until you're done).
Next, download Calibre and paste your ISBNs in the Add by ISBN dialog. Calibre can download all meta data from Amazon and other online services.
Alternatively, sign up for Google Books and add all books by ISBN there. Your book collection is now instantly searchable in its own dedicated Google search!
If you have an iPhone, tap here.
If you have an Android phone, tap here.
Install app. Open app. Put phone in front of code. Done.
Zxing barcode scanner
install it yourself: [link]
I'm on Android, not iOS, where there is a standalone app for sharing via QR codes, (and reading them). Is there such a thing as an "Intent" in iOS? Would that be an app worth making?
What's wrong with the OG QR app: ZXing's Barcode Scanner?
>Weebly codes are referrals but I don't get money from them. If a user signs up, I'll get some credit towards hosting the site.
Thats fine, however making it sound like they won credit is a bit of an overstatement when its a referral. as far as the steam codes go idk what you have offered or anything of the sort. the random steam things seemed to be the best bang for buck if you were trying to get enough attention to get people to sign up under your referral.
I think if you were trying to be more upfront about it you could have on the main page a disclaimer asking for people to sign up using your referral and including it in every paste winner or not asking if people like it then please help by signing up and letting you keep it longer. not only are you far more likely to get people to sign up and keep teh rewards coming but it would appear less scammy IMO.
as far as protecting your site, you have all teh pages called that have scrolling gifs. its pretty easy to open the resources folder and browse the gifs and downlaod them, open in gimp and use [link] to scan each frame. each thing then pops up with url and header info so "please try again" pops up, i can hit back button, click to teh next frame and scan without wasting time to load up. thats all doing it manually, im sure someone could automate grabbing all teh gifs found on your page, sift through valueable ones and break them down using iimagemagick and run them through [link] and have a command that sifts through and filters out "sorry try again later" and winners into a text file for them to easily do.
make the qr codes go to a landing page on your site and then jump to the paste, or simply change the paste to always have an "intro" that is the same so people have to actually open the links. i would also include some fake gifs that run but hidden from teh public behind a div tag or something, just so that a scraper would pull em but not a user.
just my two cents on how to improve y our platform as a whole :)
Check the reviews: [link]
Use the open-source Barcode Scanner by ZXing Team:
It was probably the first barcode scanner for Android and still working as it did ten years ago. Bit uglier but it won't sift through your phone for info morsels.