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Barcode Scanner
Enable your apps to read barcodes and QR codes

Barcode Scanner Overview

Barcodes and QR codes can be useful features in many types of apps from social apps like WeChat and Venmo to connect friends together or location-based games like scavenger hunts. The Barcode Scanner component uses the camera to read any barcode or QR code.

Blocks

The Barcode Scanner is among the easiest components to set-up and use. After adding the component to your app, you can connect it with a button and a label like the blocks below.

Scan

Outputs

Name
Data Type
Data
value
text
value from scanned barcode/QR code
type
text
barcode or QR code
was cancelled
True/False
If user cancelled action, returns true; else returns false
error
Text
If error, returns error; else returns null
In most cases you'll use the default back camera in your mobile device but you also have the option to specify the front camera in certain cases.
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