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.