Barcode Scanner by ZXing Team can scan a variety of barcodes on books, products, and shipping labels. Users simply open the application and scan a barcode. Barcode Scanner then gives the option to search the scanned barcode via a “Product Search,” “Web Search,” or “Shopper Search,” all of which are powered by Google.
In scanning UPC labels on products, Barcode Scanner often accurately finds the product on any of the search options. When scanning tracking labels, a Web search is useful in determining your courier service and ETA. Barcode Scanner’s most notable feature is its ability to scan QR codes and access the URLs, contact information, and calendar events contained within. A recent update also allows for bulk scanning, letting a user scan multiple barcodes that the utility then automatically saves to a history for future reference.
Barcode Scanner does have a few flaws. It can accurately find the product I am attempting to scan about 80 percent of the time. I consider this fairly acceptable. The more obscure the item, however, the less likely it is to be found. The app fails when it comes to scanning ISBN barcodes on books.
* Added support for the Motorola Xoom and other tablets.
* Added the ability to type in text and encode it as a QR Code.
* Added support for many more locales for web search and product search.
* Provided a choice of creating a new contact or merging with an existing one.
* Allowed third party apps to specify the size of the scanning rectangle.
* Added Hebrew translation and improved others.
* Fixed a crash with WiFi codes.
Latest version: 3.6 (for all Android versions, supports App2SD)
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