- 10-17-2009, 04:29 PM #5
I just got neoreader for my bb8100 it will read most barcodes including QR's and it will read the text barcodes. sorry you'll have to google it but it was pretty easy to find and its free.the devil didnt make me do it, but I probably would have anyhow.
- 12-11-2009, 03:45 PM #6
Blackberry Messenger 5 does it
Blackberry Messenger (BBM) can read the codes and open the web site for you. Open BBM and then click "Scan a Group Barcode". When it is in focus, it will prompt you if you would like it to open the site. So far this is the best QR Barcode reader I have used, and it is most likely already on your phone!
for scanning UPC codes, I use edocrab (barcode spelled backwards). It does a decent job, but is beta and could use some updating.
Best of luck!
- CrackBerry User
12-15-2009, 09:00 AM #7
- 47 Posts
I've tried 4 different scan programs. At home I couldn't get the QR reader to work with the codes on my screen at all.
Now, I gt it to read using my screen at work but it won't bring up the URL for google favorite places. It only brings up the google home page.
Something I am doing wrong?
- 02-17-2010, 10:19 AM #9
Beetag QR Code reader is better than Scanlife for Blackberry
I like Beetag better than scanlife because it is faster and more accurate and doesn't take you to an annoying advertisement webpage.
The drawbacks I am still seeing:
- The Icon is to big and hard to know when its selected.
- There is still a delay and scanning error and no way of knowing if the code
is in the correct location
- It would be awesome if this supported vcard imports.
- It would be awesome to see a live capture process like you have on the iPhones.
BTW I am using a BBcurve 8330.
- CrackBerry Newbie
02-24-2010, 06:50 PM #10
- 6 Posts
Well According to arien123's link he posted, the code reader that is supplied with the BBM 5.0 does everything BUT reads text. I personally could have a lot of fun with this barcode concept and it would be nice if RIM would make a solo reader app that does it all based of the reader from BBM 5.0.“We've begun to blend work into life a lot because of technology. Some people have an addiction. It becomes a matter of importance to be on the Blackberry all the time.” Rich Wellins
- 06-17-2010, 06:23 AM #11
Either way, can anyone suggest their new/different favorite barcode reader since this conversation began?
- 07-14-2010, 10:27 PM #12
I'm trying to use BBM to scan a QR CODE but it doesn't work. I tried the Scan a group barcode option, and let it sit on a barcode on this site: The Kaywa Reader
It didn't pick up on any of them. Any advice?
- 11-20-2010, 08:24 AM #15
QR Code Scanner Pro needed pls help!
Hi I am in UAE, where access to App World is not allowed.
I want the QR Code Scanner Pro from Jared Company, but Im unable to get it from anywhere else. Is there anyway to get it from other than App World?
I tried all ways to download from App World but nothing works. pls help!
- CrackBerry User
02-09-2011, 03:19 PM #19
- 10 Posts
Nothing Seems To Work Perfectly
Ok, so my company is getting business cards with QR codes of our contact information on the back side (not sure why). So instead of giving my cards out and telling people to ignore the bar code, I thought that it would be good to figure out which QR Code Scanner software worked the best so I can instruct inquiring minds accordingly.
The result: none. Let me clarify, when I used the various programs, all but one could ascertain the image alright, but they failed in delivering the information contained within the image to the proper fields in the contact card generated. The program that utterly failed in every way was CertainTeed. BeeTag and CodeMuncher made me take an actual picture, which I find a waste of time an frustrating - just too many steps. QR Code Reader seemed to work best, but again, the data extrapolated from the bar code did not directly correlate to the contact fields on the Blackberry.
Am I doing something wrong here? I feel that it defeats the purpose to "create a contact" if I have to manually re-type everything in the correct location. I would rather take someone's card and just scan it with my CardScan 700. That works 99.9% of the time without manually typing anything.
Let me know your thoughts.
- 02-17-2011, 10:02 AM #20
limitations of QR codes and MECARD vs. vCard
You can see an example of MECARD format at:
(sorry for the non-URL format, but I don't have enough posts to generate links yet)
You can see an example of a large and complex vCard in direct encoding at:
- good luck trying to decode it with your phone - ironically the only QR scanner I tried that could decode it at all was CertainTeed, and it just offered to copy the raw vCard data to the clipboard.
Another approach is to use a URI that returns a vCard - this bypasses the limitation on how much data you can actually jam into a QR code - the SPARQcode people have implemented this:
None of these help you too much, since your cards are already printed, and probably encoded with MECARD. But at least you can think about a better solution for the future.@alex
- CrackBerry User
03-23-2011, 03:20 AM #21
- 35 Posts
The other benefit of using a URL to a vCard is that if your contact details change, you can update the online vCard and all the old business cards will automagically have your updated details!
Very handy if an address or phone number changes and you haven't got new cards yet, or folk have your old ones.
Posted from my CrackBerry at wapforums.crackberry.com
- 06-10-2011, 01:54 PM #22
VCards to Contacts
I've read many discussions on the best QR-code readers, tried a few, and I like the way the QR Pro Scanner (Jared) scans in video mode and it seems to scan and decode very well - even large VCards. BUT...
I've found that only MECARDS can be added to contacts, VCards just come up as text. MECARDS don't handle multiple phone numbers, etc.
OK, I could use indirection, but I'd prefer not to. I realise, as dupuy suggests, some other phones could have problems, it doesn't seem to be a problem with text length on the BB. I just encoded a 450+ character VCard as a Version 17 (85x85 EC level M) and it scanned the text perfectly - it just didn't do anything with it !
To put the issue round the other way, you might convince me to make one small MECARD, for ME, but what about all the hundreds of other QR-coded contacts out there I might need to scan with my BB, do we (could we ?) need to restrict the rest of the world to our limited functionality.
My main question is : it is a function of the Blackberry O/S that contacts are so badly supported, or is it the scanner app I'm using ?
It seems to me (as I'm new to the Blackberry App World) there is almost no detailed information from app providers about what their apps actually do : in this case, what keywords (in QR-code) will trigger events (e.g. SMS: works)
No FAQs, no Wikis, no man pages and users stumbling around in the dark trying to figure out what does what, not to mention the nightmare about what information is being harvested, by whom and for what purpose.
(Apologies if I'm barking up the wrong thread, redirect me to another forum if need be)