What’s Different?

Barcode Scanner+ is an enhanced version of the popular, free Barcode Scanner application, which is a product of the ZXing open-source barcode scanning library from Google. Barcode Scanner+ is based on the same code, and has been developed by one of the two primary authors of the original Barcode Scanner, Sean Owen.

Barcode Scanner+ includes all of Barcode Scanner‘s functionality, and is intended as a drop-in replacement. It adds several enhancements:

Better barcode scanning

  • New image processing algorithm for detection of 1D barcode formats, including UPC and EAN product codes
  • Uses both cores of dual-core processors
  • Optionally, scan for Aztec, PDF417 and Codabar barcodes
  • Rewritten to take advantage of latest Android SDK features

Refined user interface

  • Now scan in tall “portrait” orientation, in addition to “landscape” orientation
  • More intuitive pattern-based scanning guide
  • Streamlined and improved user interface elements
  • Better Tablet support
  • Expanded Help screens

New features

  • Decode a barcode from an image file
  • Option to scan light-on-dark barcodes
  • Activate device’s LED light to scan in low light

Also available in “simple” version, without functionality that requires special permission. See here.

Purchasing this application also supports development of the ZXing open-source barcode scanning library.

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