Using barcodes, QR codes and Data Matrix is an awesome way of enhancing the functionality of Papertrail but where do I start............


You only have to 'Google' the word barcodes to see a vast array of different types of barcodes that you can purchase, so which one should you choose.

The barcodes supported by both iOS and Android devices for use with our mobile apps are:

  • Code 39
  • Code EAN-8
  • Code EAN-13
  • Code 93
  • Code 128
  • PDF 417
  • QR Code
  • Aztec Code
  • ITF 14
  • Data Matrix

QR codes supported on both iOS and Android are;

  • QR Code Model 1 and Model 2
  • SQRC

There are other barcode/QR code formats that are supported by either iOS or Android, however unless you can guarantee that the correct device will be used all the time we recommend that you choose a code supported by both OS.

We will try to keep this list updated and would welcome any 'local' knowledge that you may have on any different types that work for you. As with everything about Papertrail it will only improve with the feedback you give us.

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