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. Download the codeREADr app from the App Store (iOS) or from Google Play (Android).
  2. 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 to try SD PRO but if you did and have already signed in, this button is also available on the app’s Settings page.]
  3. 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 upgrading to a paid plan.

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

in Barcodes