Using Route4Me Barcode Scanner (FAQ)

Route4Me’s barcode scanner is a mobile feature that allows you to attach the information captured from a barcode to a stop. Using the barcode scanner helps to reduce the time of data input, eliminate the chance of human error and ensure that the captured information is securely saved.
Currently, you can use Route4Me’s barcode scanner on Android and iOS (iPhone and iPad) devices.
To learn how to use the barcode scanner on your Android device, please visit this page.
To learn how to use the barcode scanner on your iOS device, please visit this page.

Barcodes are typically created by a barcode software that stores text or numeric data in a one-dimensional or two-dimensional barcode format. The amount of data that can be stored in a barcode depends on the barcode type. In some cases, barcodes might contain information such as a product serial number (SKU), a tracking number, or even address data. However, not all barcodes contain all the data that you may want to extract out of them.

With Route4Me, the actual data contained in the barcode does not affect your ability to scan and import that barcode data as custom text information for tracking, scanning, or reconciliation purposes. For example, when you scan one or more barcodes, the information in the data of the barcode image is automatically captured and added as a separate custom field(s) and associated with the stop on the route where the scan occurred. The scanned data then becomes searchable.

Stops and addresses cannot be added to a route using the barcode scanner. Currently, barcode information can be only added to a stop in the form of the custom data field(s). However, you can add address information to a stop by scanning the corresponding barcode.
By default, you can scan one barcode for one stop. Route4Me also provides advanced note customizations that allow you to configure the number of barcodes that must be reconciled at a particular stop.
Yes, the settings of the barcode scanner can be adjusted.
To learn how to adjust the barcode scanner settings on your Android device, please visit this page.
To learn how to adjust the barcode scanner settings on your iOS (iPhone) device, please visit this page.