Device Requirements and Data Policies
For iOS and Android, you can use the built-in camera for scanning barcodes or use a scanning accessory. Generally, the rear autofocus camera is used but the front camera can be used for some applications (e.g. kiosk mode). [If you are thinking of buying an old device you can email our support team to confirm if it is still supported.]
- iOS: Requires iOS 8.0+ or greater with the iPhone 5S, 6/6 Plus, 7/7 Plus (and later models); iPod Touch 4th, 5th, 6th Gen (and later models); iPad Mini 1, 2, 3, 4 (and later models); iPad 3rd, 4th and 5th Gen; and the iPad Air and iPad Pro models.
The version to use in the field is the Production iOS app. [There’s also an Admin Edition for administrators to test new app features before they are pushed live to the Production app. You will be notified if you should use that version to test.]
- Android OS: The Android app requires Android OS 4.1 or greater and an auto-focus camera. There is only one Android app because there are many ways to distribute Android apps for test purposes (on request).
- BlackBerry: BlackBerry devices are not directly supported. However, if the BlackBerry device can install apps from Google’s Play Store then you can install the app.
- Scanning Devices: We also support Bluetooth and USB scanning accessories, iOS and Android scanning sleds and Android OS handheld computers. Please look here for information on alternative scanning devices.
Note: Future updates to the codeREADr app may not support older iOS or Android OS versions. You will not be able to newly install the app to those devices unless you update the OS of the device. If you cannot update the OS, generally you can continue using pre-installed apps but not install the latest version.
Using the codeREADr app does not require a cellular data plan. You can use the app on a Wi-Fi and 3G/4G/LTE cellular networks. For scanning directly to your own server within a local network, please refer to our Direct Scan to URL (DSU) option.