June 19 2020
Integrated the iTRACE Anti-Diversion and Anti-Counterfeiting Solution
The iTRACE 2DMI mark can now be read and authenticated with the native codeREADr apps for iOS and Android OS devices.
June 10 2020
Added NFC Tag Reading to iOS Devices
For many years now, codeREADr’s Android app could read NFC tags when using NFC-enabled devices. Now we’ve added NFC tag reading to codeREADr’s iOS app. Here’s an article to help understand the benefits of NFC and “Proof of Presence“.
May 20 2020
Published: Reduce $3.1 Trillion in Bad Data
According to the GS1 organization, globally, people make 5 billion barcode scans every day. If just 1% of those barcodes are misread, there are at least 50 million bad scan values daily. We published a list showing how to dramatically improve barcode scanning accuracy and, as a result, lower the cost of bad data.
May 11 2020
The Check In/Out Curated Service adds Toggle Mode and Setting Capacity Limits
Our curated service for attendance tracking now offers a simple Toggle Mode where the app user auto-toggles the attendee in or out with each scan. Also available is a setting to limit capacity by defining a maximum “in” number. The app-user is notified when the limit is reached.
April 18 2020
Integration of the Imperea sled from Infinite Peripherals
Imperea is a durable, camera-based scanning sled that offers the following features:
- Camera-based scanning for iPhone 6s/7/8
- Hot-swappable, smart battery
- Lightweight and IP67 rated
- Wireless charging
- Ability to withstand medical-grade cleaning disinfectant
Mar 16 2020
Option added to Read HEX Characters
Some barcodes embed hexadecimal (HEX) characters instead of or in addition to decimals. We can now scan and capture HEX characters. Contact support@codeREADr.com for help setting up the proper configuration.
Feb 03 2020
Kitting Validator Added for Assembly and Shipping
Kitting feature will validate if an item belongs in a kit and the quantity expected. Ideal for kitting items for shipment or for assembling products.
Jan 20 2020
Signatures are Now Captured as Images for Upload
Based on many requests, we’ve replaced the base64 method for storing signatures with image uploads. Therefore you can now directly upload signatures from the mobile app to your Dropbox account or to your FTP server.
Dec 10 2019
Custom On-Device Validation Capabilities Greatly Enhanced
Custom On-Device Validation (COV) has been enhanced for validating not only the primary “Tap to Scan” value but also Session answers, Question answers, Database values, and the Response text associated to those Database values.
Nov 16 2019
Check-In/Out App Shows Assets or Attendees as Checked In or Out in Real-Time
The Check In/Out ‘curated’ service is designed to show the real-time status of tracked barcode values. For attendance, see who’s there and who’s not. For assets, which assets are in and which are out.
Oct 28 2019
In-App Lookup Now Submits with Long-Press
To speed up the submission of records when using the in-app Lookup tab you can now simply long-press the value. This is live for the Android app now on Google Play and will be live for the iOS app mid-November.
Sept 27 2019
Fusion Mode: Scan 100 Barcodes in Less than 20 Seconds
Fusion Mode technology now combines batch barcode scanning, augmented reality (AR), framing, and symbology intelligence for optimum performance. See a 25-second YouTube video here showing 100 barcodes scanned in under 20 seconds.
Aug 2 2019
Now Enable or Disable Auto-Next Scan
On the Advanced Step when creating or editing your services you can now choose to not auto-open the camera after each scan. This is particularly useful when not scanning barcodes repetitively.
July 25 2019
Table Builder Service Type Enables Parent / Child Services for Interactive Data Collection
Data collected by an app-user can be viewed in-app as the response for subsequent scans. From a Parent view you can create Child views to control the data you want the app-users to see and edit, depending on which Child service they are assigned. See Interactive Table Builder Service Type.
May 28 2019
Custom Question Feature Enables Dependent Questions with HTML
The Custom Question feature is very popular, especially when complex data collection is required. Let’s take dependent questions, for example. The selection of certain answer options from one “parent” question might prompt the app-user to be presented with another set of answer options for a “child” question depending on the answer to the parent question. The answers to these questions and further dependent questions all can become part of the scan record.
April 30 2019
Photos Saved to Dropbox or FTP Servers Now Include Barcode Value Scanned for Easy Indexing and Search
In the past, when a photo was taken as part of a scan record, a URL was created that allowed administrators to directly view the photo on codeREADr’s Scans page as well as export scan records including a clickable link to those photos. We now also include the barcode value when photos are stored in your Dropbox account or on your FTP server. In that way, you can easily index and search for photos based on the barcode value associated with the photo.
April 10 2019
Trigger Scanning of Just the Right Barcode(s)
Trigger Scanning mimics mobile computers and scanning accessories that have barcode imagers and aimers that only scan when a button or trigger is pressed. With Trigger Scanning, the iOS or Android OS device’s camera can be lined up with a specific barcode and only when the on-screen, virtual button is held or toggled “ON” will the camera initiate the scan.
April 6 2019
Fusion Mode for Smart Scan Technology
Extend our Smart Scan technology to a broader group of scanning modes with our new Fusion Mode. This will allow your app-users to quickly and more accurately capture just the right barcode(s) in context to assigned data-capture tasks.
Mar 23 2019
Smart(er) Character Decoding
Our SD PRO scan engine now knows whether a target barcode has been UTF-8, ISO-8859-1 or Shift_JIS encoded and automatically captures the correct data.
Feb 22 2019
Introducing Artificial Intelligence for AIDC.
Our “Smart Scan” technology enables your barcode scanners to contextually capture data. For example, you can configure the app so your delivery person could automatically capture the just right barcode when scanning the shipping labels of 500 or more couriers.
Jan 30 2019
Introducing “Curated Services” that are Preconfigured for Specific Tasks.
We’ve been working on this option for more than a year now. Today went live with our first curated service on behalf of a launch customer.
A curated service automatically configures the codeREADr app with one or more integrated service and also pre-configures Export Templates and CSV Download Links (aka “Share Links”). The technology is designed to make complex solutions faster and easier to deploy. This option will be live on the Services page in the coming weeks but in the meantime please feel free to ask us to see if we can curate a service for you.
Dec 10 2018
Another New “Databases” Feature: View Scanned and Unscanned Totals and Share Report via a Web Link
On the Database page, the Advanced Search option shows totals for Scanned and Unscanned values against a specific Service and now also allows you to share that data using a password-protected web link.
This is helpful in the ‘live events’ business, especially for capacity considerations. This feature is also very helpful for asset tracking, security patrols, facility maintenance, and other applications where management and clients (option) can see the current status and take appropriate actions as needed.
Nov 19 2018
New “Databases” Feature: Sort by Scanned and Unscanned Values for a Specific Database and Service
On the Database page, you can now use the Advanced Search option for Scanned and Unscanned values against a specific service (task). This is very useful for attendance tracking (who’s there, who’s not there); mustering (who’s been accounted for, who’s still missing); asset tracking (what’s been accounted for, what’s left to track); and facility/security patrols (what’s been checked, whats not yet checked). Soon we will also launch an option to share those reports via a web link with any authorized person.
Oct 12 2018
Barcode Scanner Modes and Smart Scan Launched
The iOS and Android mobile codeREADr apps and codeREADr web service have launched sophisticated barcode scanning technology. Here are some of the highlights:
Administrator-defined “Scanning Modes” improve the speed and accuracy of data capture.
* Batch Mode – read up to 100 barcodes in seconds in a single camera view
* Framing Mode – resizable frame only reads a barcode within the frame
* Targeting Mode – resizable aimer only reads a barcode when it touches the target barcode
* Selecting Mode – read all barcodes in the camera view and select the right one(s)
Advanced “Smart Scan” technology auto-captures the right barcode(s) in a camera view.
* Administrator defines scanner profiles
* Create filters to match barcode type(s) and characteristics (prefix, suffix, etc.)
* Create sets of filters and matches when the context changes
Sept 28 2018
Custom On-Device Validation Launched
The new Custom On-Device Validation (COV) feature allows you to change the status of and response to a scan based on context.
Examples include:* Changing the scan status (e. g. Valid to Invalid) based on the answer submitted to an app-user prompt; or when certain text is detected within the scanned value or response
* Handling encrypted barcodes
* Custom A/B compare to indicate matches
* Custom configurations are hosted for you
You can write the script or we can write it for you. An important benefit is the script is hosted on our server, so you don’t need your own server to enable custom validations.
Aug 30 2018
Potential Issues with Recent Internet Explorer Updates – RESOLVED
Internet Explorer updates have caused some pages of our website to not present properly (or at all). We will update our web site accordingly. In the meantime, please use another browser, e. g. Chrome, Firefox, Edge.
Aug 4 2018
A/B Compare can now work offline and with custom configurations
Using A/B Compare to compare the first barcode scanned (A) with the second barcode scanned (B) can now also work offline and include custom configurations with our Custom On-Device Validation feature. If you need to compare many ‘A’ barcodes against many ‘B” barcodes please ask about our new batch scanning mode.
July 19 2018
Encrypted QR Codes Decrypted In-App
An encrypted QR code (or barcode) can now be decrypted in-app by the codeREADr – the enterprise barcode scanning app – to show authorized app users decrypted content and for administrators to view reports with decrypted content. Whereas when a consumer barcode or QR code scanning app reads the same QR code the content will be encrypted. Encryption is particularly useful when IDs, badges, or other electronic or printed media could expose personally identifiable information not allowed under GDPR and similar privacy regulations.
June 20 2018
Scan Barcode then Print
Scan an item’s UPC/EAN barcode or SKU barcode to print the item price, description and even a new barcode. Scan a coupon barcode or voucher barcode to validate, and then print a receipt for reconciliation. Scan a movie or theatre ticket to validate and then print a receipt with seat number or for reconciliation.
May 14 2018
New, Advanced Barcode Scanning Technology
Barcode scanning with a smartphone’s camera can now better target the correct barcode with Framing, Targeting and Smart Scan rule-based technology.
April 4 2018
Integration with Zapier API Connector
Connect the codeREADr app and web services with 1000’s of apps integrated with Zapier’s API Connector.
Feb 28 2018
New security measure for Postback URL and Direct Scan to URL.
We now list the three (3) server IP addresses on your Account’s API page. You can whitelist those addresses and restrict posts to your server from unknown addresses.
Jan 31 2018
Scan directly from the app to your server (DSU) – now with Auto Sync
With our Direct Scan to URL (DSU) feature, you can now also post your validation database to the app and Auto Sync scan results to your server (cloud or local). This enables instant scan results without any Internet latency. For iOS devices, you can also directly update the on-device database at whatever interval you choose. [Direct download and update to be available on Android Q1/Q2 2018.] Both the posting and downloading process are done in the background so the app user is not interrupted. This feature update is available with the standard codeREADr app and with full White Label versions.
Dec 6 2017
Schedule filtered scan records to be FTP/SFTP uploaded to your server, to Dropbox or emailed to clients, employees, management, etc.
With our “Tasks” toolset you can filter your scan records and email select records based on the recipient’s need to know. The scan records can be scheduled for automatic distribution minutely, hourly, daily or weekly.
Nov 8 2017
Updates to the iOS app
With our New Photo Collect feature you can now view FTP-uploaded images on the app’s History screen. That could be done with Dropbox-uploaded images but with FTP we had to overcome challenges inherent to using FTP with iOS devices. We also improved performance with iOS 11.0, including significantly enhanced resolution.
Oct 30 2017
Update to Proof-of-Presence with NFC
We can now capture the NFC tag’s UID even when the tag has other data written on it. Ideal for tracking the presence of employees, subcontractors, and assets. Also see recent blog article on NFC.
Oct 25 2017
Timestamps sync with Location
We now offer a Location option which automatically adjusts your Timestamps for Standard Time, Daylight Savings, etc.
Oct 4 2017
VCARD parsing with Barcode Scanner
You can scan a barcode containing a VCARD on a badge and parse the results into separate columns for automatically or manually exporting to Excel, Google Sheets or other third party services. See Export Templates for details.
Sept 5, 2017
New Photo Collect option for Dropbox and FTP
Your app users can upload to Dropbox without needing credentials. New option to upload directly to your own server via FTP. Now also choose photo quality by height or width and by compression.
Aug 20, 2017
New feature: Smart Scan
You can define rules to auto-capture specific barcodes in the camera view. This can make the scanning process faster and reduce data collection errors.
Aug 11, 2017
Auto Sync increased to 50,000 values
You can now use our very popular Auto Sync feature for validation databases up to 50,000 values. For larger databases please contact our support team for approval.
July 18, 2017
New Feature: Custom Offline Validation
With this feature you can write scripts for validating scans based on the barcode value, response text and the app-users answers to in-app prompts.
June 23, 2017
Schedule scan record exports and web previews filtered by last hour, last day, last week, etc.
For managing your scan records you can now filter exports limited to the last hour, day, week, etc. This filter is especially valuable when auto-inserting scan records into cloud databases. It’s also available when scheduling FTP/SFTP and emailed exports.
May 21, 2017
Share password-protected scan records with web previews
With our password-protected, shareable web portal for viewing filtered scan records, you can now click a link to see in Google Maps where the barcode was scanned. You can also view the scan record’s associated photo and signatures within the table.
April 11, 2017
Auto-export specially filtered scan records
Automate the downloading and exporting of filtered and sorted scan records. Now filter by a) time/date range for last hour, last day, last week, etc.; b) just most recent scan for each value; and c) by the answers app users have submitted.
March 30, 2017
Scan IATA boarding passes
Scan boarding passes with PDF-417, Aztec and other barcode languages. Parse the scanned data to track and validate by passenger and ticket ID.
Jan 28, 2017
Auto-repeat session info
New ‘Shared Answers‘ feature for session info can be saved and submitted with a series of scans without requiring any re-entry. App users can change the session info as needed for a subsequent series of scans.
Dec 16, 2016
Schedule Exports via FTP/SFTP, Email and Dropbox
We added scheduled FTP/SFTP uploads of scan records for enterprise clients. We also enabled scheduled exports via Email and Dropbox. Beta now, general availability mid-February 2017.
Nov 28, 2016
List only last scanned values
Filter, view, share and export a list of scan records showing only the last values scanned. Great to showing last (or current) location of assets or employees/subcontractors. Export and sort by timestamp scanned to help schedule audits or to find assets missed in the last (or current) audit.
Nov 17, 2016
Scan-in, scan-out and track capacity
Nov 08, 2016
Tap a wristband’s RFID/NFC tag and then scan the ticket or ID’s barcode to associate them together within a single scan record.
Oct 15, 2016
Use SD Card to store content
Store content on Android device’s SD Card for offline access. The app user scans the barcode and is presented with the option to open content specifically associated to that barcode.
Sep 10, 2016
Clickable link for GPS coordinates, photos, and signatures
Scan records viewed and shared using the CSV Download Link web portal now includes a clickable link for GPS coordinates, photos, and signatures which you can selectively filter and share with employees, clients and subcontractors.
Aug 20, 2016
Kiosk and locked modes
Now for iOS and Android: password-protected Kiosk and Locked Modes. They are ideal for a) unattended use of the app; and, b) for limiting app users to scanning and manual entry (option).
Aug 05, 2016
The price for our world-class SD PRO scan engine has dropped from $10.00 to only $5.00 per device effective June 1, 2016. Why? Our volume has dramatically increased and consequently our cost to license barcode scanning IP (patents) has dropped accordingly. We are happy to pass on those savings to you.
July 05, 2016
Signature Capture is now a standard option included in the barcode scanner app workflow.
Jun 13, 2016
Share Google Maps view of GPS scan locations in our CSV Download Link’s web portal.
Apr 21, 2016
New service option A/B Compare for picking, packing, assembling and more.
Mar 17, 2016
Multi-Function Barcode and NFC Tag Reading
Launched Multi-Function Barcode and NFC tag reading technology.
Feb 19, 2016
Kiosk Mode has been released for iOS devices.
Jan 29, 2016
Honeywell Captuvo Integration
The codeREADr app is now integrated with Honeywell’s Captuvo series enterprise-ready barcode scanning sleds for iOS devices.
Dec 18, 2015
Kiosk Mode Beta
Unattended Kiosk Mode is now in beta testing. Look for the formal launch in early 2016.
Nov 20, 2015
The Auto Sync option can now be used for any record-only services and for validation services with up to 20,000 database values.
Oct 21, 2015
Intuit Quickbase Webinar
Webinar – using codeREADr with Intuit’s QuickBase.
Oct 09, 2015
We added conditional settings to our standard validations (Valid, Invalid, Duplicate) such as setting min/max counts based on duration and start/end periods and day ranges.
Aug 05, 2015
We published a codeREADr Chromebook app on the Chrome Web Store.
Jul 09, 2015
Now re-size the effective decoding frame to selectively scan a targeted barcode.
Jun 17, 2015
New Photo Capture Option
New photo-capture option: force app-users to take a new photo, not select from the device’s photo gallery.
May 19, 2015
Insert Scans into Third Party Database
Now insert scan records directly to cloud-based databases hosted by third-parties (e.g. QuickBase by Intuit).
Apr 22, 2015
Now both iOS and Android app users can re-size the scan window to better target specific barcodes in the camera view.