Barcode APPs

Barcode APPs

Barcode APPs
June 2011 review

At JingleSPOT, many of our members use Barcode code technology to encode their products. Today’s smartphones can read barcodes with the use of Barcode APPs..

What is not widely known about barcodes, is the varying quality of consumer applications to read barcodes.


Barcode APPs Quality

After extensive testing with many different quality of printed barcode codes, and countless barcode scanners, JingleSPOT found that many scanners do not work well enough to be relied upon for daily use.

The bottom line is, we want a Barcode APP, that works every time, even poor quality, or small barcode labeling,

Barcode APPs - Creative barcodesWhen we use a product, we want the best quality for the best price. Just because it’s free, is not a good reason to use something. But often times, we find that the free apps are better than paid apps. So you cannot judge any phone or tablet app by it’s price tag.

We tested several commonly available Barcode APPs – Readers and Scanner s, and presently, we are only going to recommend one.

The ZXing Barcode APPs, are the best from our point of view. We recommend ZXing not only because it is free, they also have both and Android Scanner and an iPhone App, of equal quality. For those of you with multiple devices like us.

Here’s the links… Happy scanning.

Android Scanner

iPhone Scanner

We also recommend this APP for your tablet
computing devices, ie; iPad, Zoom, Galaxy


We feel that the XZing is the best of the Barcode APPs, and it also scans EAN codes as well!

It is also, an incredibly fast and accurate Barcode APPs

You can also scan Data Matrix and QR Codes containing URLs, contact info, etc.


No# 1 Barcode APPs

Barcode APPs - ups labels

This is why ZXing is commonly ranked as the top performing of the Barcode APPs.

by; Franz Rodgers

June 2011

Barcode APPs review