codeREADr for Chromebook

We enable clients to use iOS and Android devices and even PCs and Macs. We also published an app on the Chrome Web Store for Chromebook which has all the features of our Android app with these exceptions:

  • Built-in webcams typically do not have auto-focus cameras so you will only be able to scan QR codes with them. However, you can use Bluetooth or USB barcode scanning accessories to scan all the popular 1D and 2D barcodes. While Chromebooks can connect with most Bluetooth scanners in the HID mode (keyboard emulation), that’s not true for all USB scanners as some require drivers not compatible with the Chrome OS.
  • You cannot use Dropbox for photo capture. If enough clients ask, we will look into work-arounds for Dropbox and Google Drive.

Getting Started

  1. From your Chromebook, go to the Chrome Web Store to get the codeREADr app to download.
  2. Pair your Bluetooth scanner to your Chromebook as you would normally connect Bluetooth devices and follow any special instructions the scanner manufacturer might have. If you have a USB scanner, plug it in and follow the manufacturer’s instructions. You could try scanning into a Google Sheet or other form field where the cursor is blinking. You need the scanner to be in the HID mode (keyboard emulation). Ideally you should program the scanner to insert a CR/LF (return line) as the suffix after each scan. In that way each scan is auto-submitted as if you pressed the ‘Return’ key on the keyboard.
  3. Set up your codeREADr services as you normally would and sign into the codeREADr app on Chromebook with your app credentials.
  4. Select the service you want to use and then on bottom of the ‘Tap to Scan’ screen select the ‘Manual’ key.
  5. You will see the cursor blinking in the entry field. You can now start scanning!

in Mobile Apps and Devices