ShakeNScan & LiveCode iOS Barcode reader external

Today I announced a demo for my barcode reader external called ShakeNScan is available in the app store. Sorry about the app, I built it in about an hour as it’s sole purpose is to demo the modal barcode reader, ensure the external was not a blocker for app store release (which obviously I now know it’s not) and to gauge interest in it. I’m keen to hear if you have a need for it.

The external can read EAN-13/UPC-A, UPC-E, EAN-8, Code 128, Code 39 and QR Code. The app will browse to a url in a QR code but it will display the results of all the other codes. It uses one function mergGetBarcode() which presents a modal barcode reader using the back camera. An embedded barcode reader control is in the works but there’s still some issues with that I’m working through.

It will be available via revSelect as soon as I can arrange it.


This external along with a heap of other externals for iOS are available at mergExt