Webify allows you to display web-formatted content in-app when plain text is not enough. Webify can also be used with contextual variables for customizing the Response text the app user sees after a scan.
You can show HTML directly using standard W3C HTML tags. CodeREADr will render your HTML within the application just like a web page. If you are using an ‘on-device’ database or ‘scan mask’ you can load a full HTML page from a URL using the cURL tag. The cURL tag is not supported for online database services or postback services at this time.
The basic syntax of a Webify URL can contain one or multiple of the following:
One cURL tag containing one URL:
And/or one HTML tag:
And/or plain text anywhere outside of the cURL and HTML tags:
Webify in Service Description
Webify in Response Text (via Validation Pattern)
Webify in Response Text (via Database)
If you want the app user to have the option to tap a button to view web content, the URL can open in its own full-screen window from a webify container if you include a prefix. In both cases, the app user can seamlessly continue scanning after closing the window or browser.
The codereadr:_blank: prefix will attempt to open it in-app but in a full view window.
The codereadr:browser: prefix will open it in the device’s default browser app (i.e. Chrome or Safari).
In the event you provide more than one format ( cURL tag, HTML tag and plain text), the app will only display one of the three based on the following precedence:
- cURL – the first choice when present
- HTML – the second choice when present
- Plain text – the third choice is plain text and is displayed when curl and HTML are both not available
You can include the full HTML code in every field of a database or you can use a template instead. Using a template will substantially cut down the size of your database and make it easier to implement/change while achieving the same results. Please look here for an example of how to enable this option.
As an added feature to customize the Response to a scan, on the Advanced step when creating or editing a service you can change the screen’s labels and colors to best fit your intended response to the app user.
In addition to the typical recording and validation Services offered, you can also create a Web-View-Only Service with our Webify feature. Webify will present to the app user an image (such as your logo) or Web page or a specific image or Web page if using contextual variables. Any of these contextual variables can be used: