Sunday, September 25, 2011

Additional BB QR readers - XXIV


Another QR code reader is TinyBarCode by Handrapid. Per AppWorld: "Barcode scanner/writer for BlackBerry® *Friendly user interface *Support OS6 and OS7 *Easy to use *Send generator with Email *Support "Code 128/39", "DataMatrix", "EAN-13", "EAN-8","ITF ","PDF417","UPC-A","UPC-E","QR Code""


As always the first stop post installation is at the QR Code Quality Standards Test v1.02 The application decodes the QR codes directly (and not after taking a picture). Nice and speedy it decoded the various flavors of QR codes handily. However not all QR code types were integrated with the corresponding BB applications... While phone, email, url QR codes were; WiFi, geo, vevent, mecard, vcard QR codes were not.






The application can generate (png) QR codes, that you can then email:


One issue was that having successfully scanned a QR code, any immediately subsequent attempt to scan another QR code invariably failed (see resulting screen shot below), requiring that one exit and re-enter the application for it to function...


The bottom line? A very respectable, but second tier, showing (given that there are other free readers available that do a better job at integrating a wider range of QR code types, and have a 'History' function)

Previous QR code reader entries:
Additional BB QR readers - XXIII - QR CodeFX
Additional BB QR readers - XXII - QR Scan
Additional BB QR readers - XXIa - Arion & Carpet One QR Scanners
Additional BB QR readers - XXI - Arion & Carpet One QR Scanners
Additional BB QR readers - XX - Barcode
Additional BB QR readers - XIX - QR Scan Now
Additional BB QR readers - XVIII - Qrem
Additional BB QR readers - XVII - Mobio
Additional BB QR readers - XVI - intARact
BB QR readers - Biz Barcode II - Biz Barcode updated review
Additional BB QR readers - XV - CodeREADr
Additional BB QR readers - XIV - ContactScanner
Additional BB QR readers - XIII - Mception Scanner
Additional BB QR readers - XII - Biz Barcode
Additional BB QR readers - XI - QR Code Scanner
Additional BB QR readers - X - SimpleScanner
Additional BB QR readers - IX - WIMO
Additional BB QR readers - VIII - Upcode
Additional BB QR readers - VII - Lynkee
Additional BB QR readers - VI - Code Muncher
Additional BB QR readers V - Mobiletag
Further ScanLife - ScanLife
Additional BB QR readers - IV - i-nigma
Additional BB QR readers - III - Barcode Assistant
Additional BB QR readers - II - Deco, CertainTeed
Additional BB QR readers - BeeTagg, AT&T Code Scanner
BB QR Code Scanner Pro - BB QR Code Scanner Pro
Barcode Happiness - I - barcoo
No luck - Upcode
Misc update (BB/2D barcodes) - Mobiletag (also updated above)
BB & 2D barcodes - NeoReader, Microsoft Tag, ScanLife

Final note: Tested on a BB 9810 Torch II i.e. BB OS 7

Note: TinyBarCode also reads some flavors of 1-D bar codes. However, since the only actions available after it reads the barcode are "Copy" or "Search with Google.com" I'm not very sure of the value-add there. Results for the "Search with Google.com" were mixed:




 
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