What barcode is already on my card, ticket, badge, label, or asset?

Need to find out what barcode symbology (aka ‘type’ or ‘format’) you need to scan? The codeREADr app can do that for free. And all you need is your smartphone or tablet.

  1. First, download the codeREADr app from the App Store (iOS) or from Google Play (Android).
  2. Secondly, on the app’s sign-in page, tap the ‘SD PRO – Try It’ button on the bottom of the screen. You don’t need to create an account.
  3. Thirdly, from the SD PRO demo page, tap the ‘Scan Barcode’ button. After you’ve scanned your barcode, under ‘Data’, we show you the barcode’s format. The actual reading of the barcode will have a few ‘x’ marks in it because this is only for test purposes before creating a free or paid account with your email address.

If the default formats can’t scan your barcode, tap the ‘Optimize Performance’ button on the bottom of the SD PRO – Try It screen. Then, select ‘All’ and retry scanning. Notably, SD PRO is the best smartphone scanner available. The performance rivals the best-in-class industrial scanners but uses just the iOS or Android device’s built-in camera. Therefore, it should be able to scan your barcode easily.

Note: The ‘SD PRO Try It’option for Android devices includes the most common barcodes but not all the barcode types it can scan. If it doesn’t scan your barcode, you will need to create the free or paid account and scan the barcode. Then, you can look at the Scans page on codeREADr.com for the barcode type.

in Barcodes