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    Barcode scanner that can be used on mobile devices

    Asked by Karen  on October 28, 2016 at 10:54 AM

    I need a way to have a phone (iphone or android) scan a barcode, provide the number that the bar code represents, incorporate this input into a form, have some additional fields on the form to allow additional user information, and then send that form to a common email address.

    Is this doable in jot form?


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    JotForm Support

    Answered by Welvin on October 28, 2016 at 12:48 PM

    Unfortunately, we currently do not have a field or a widget that would let you scan a bar code and put it on the form. We have one, but it is flash based and cannot be used on a mobile device. 


    Let me request this to our developers. We can't promise any timeframe for this, but if there are updates, you should know it through this thread.

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    Answered by GRowley1 on January 02, 2017 at 04:30 PM

    Please let me know when this feature might be available. I need a barcode scanner for my form, and many other form builders have this feature, but I would rather stick with Jotform. However, if it won't be soon, I may need to change form suppliers.

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    Answered by Jim_R on January 02, 2017 at 05:18 PM

    Hello @GRowley1 - Since you posted a reply on this thread, you will also be notified via email if this feature will ever be rolled out (or if there are any relevant updates to it).

    However, we just can't promise anything as of now because it depends on the viability of the actual feature and the workload of our developers. In case you need to have your own separate thread, just click this link https://www.jotform.com/contact/ to post one and we'll also raise it as a feature request.

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    Answered by tinman230 on January 07, 2017 at 10:24 PM

    I am also interested in the ability to scan a barcode and have the barcodes data populated into a field on a form. This would be a huge plus for me and my team. I'll stay tuned for updates. Thanks!

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    Answered by Jim_R on January 08, 2017 at 02:13 AM

    Thanks @tinman230, this would indeed be a good feature addition. Now that you replied to this thread, you should also get an email once there's an update about this.