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).
- iOS: Requires iOS 9.x or greater.
- iPhone: 5S, 6/6 Plus, 7/7 Plus, 8/8Plus, Xs/XR. Note that the iPhone 4S, 5, and 5c can run iOS 9.0 so they will work. Depending on the model they are currently limited to either iOS 9.x and iOS 10.x whereas the 5S will run iOS 12.x. What that means is if we can no longer support iOS 9.x or iOS 10.x, then you won’t be able to update previously installed versions of the app to the latest version. That’s why we recommend the iPhone 5s or greater. We can’t predict how long we will support iOS 9.x (the current minimum) but we try to support for as long as reasonably possible.
- iPod Touch 5th, 6th Gen (for the 5th Gen devices be sure the device has a rear-facing camera)
- iPad Mini 3, 4 (iOS 9x)
- iPad 3rd Gen (iOS 9.x) : 4th Gen (iOS 10.x); and the iPad Air and iPad Pro models
The version to use in the field is the Production iOS app. Also, there’s 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.