Barcode Types and Scanning Speed – iPhone Route Planner App

Route4Me’s iOS barcode scanner is designed to make your field service, field sales, and delivery routing operations as fast as possible, focusing on the security and efficiency of all performed transactions. The iPhone barcode scanning feature allows your team members to make records of completed tasks by scanning barcodes using only their smartphone. Furthermore, barcodes can be scanned to capture an ID from a printed label or sticker, check for an order item, capture electronic proof of delivery (ePOD) or proof of service (POS), and more.

Barcode scanner on Route4Me's iOS Route Planner app can scan multiple types of barcodes.


The current version of the Route4Me iOS Mobile Route Planner is capable of scanning almost all types of barcodes available on the market. For example, our barcode scanner feature can capture data from such popular barcodes as the following: Code 39, Code 128, Interleaved 2 of 5, UPC, EAN, PDF 417, Data Matrix, QR Codes, and other bar codes. The chart below shows a sample of the most widely-used barcode types that can be scanned using Route4Me’s iOS Route Planner.

Route4Me's iOS barcode scanner can scan almost all types of barcodes, labels, and stickers.


We are continuously working on improving the productivity of our iOS and Android Route Planners, releasing frequent updates and enhancements with the focus on the latest routing, logistics, and mobile technologies. The scanning speed of Route4Me’s iOS barcode scanner has been significantly improved to make your data transactions even faster. The table below displays the average scanning speed of the Route4Me iOS barcode scanner compared to other third-party barcode scanners and competitors’ route planner mobile apps.

Supported Barcode TypesRoute4Me iOS (iPhone / iPad) App Average Scanning SpeedAverage Scanning Speed of Third-Party Scanners and Competitors’ Routing Apps
Data Matrixless than 1 secondfrom 2 to 5 seconds
PDF417less than 1 secondfrom 2 to 4 seconds
Quick Response (QR) Codesless than 1 secondfrom 2 to 4 seconds
Code 32 (Italian PHARMACODE)less than 1 secondfrom 2 to 4 seconds
Code 39less than 1 secondfrom 2 to 4 seconds
Code 93less than 1 secondfrom 2 to 4 seconds
Code 128less than 1 secondfrom 2 to 5 seconds
GS1 Composite Codesless than 1 secondfrom 2 to 4 seconds
Interleaved 2 of 5 (ITF)less than 1 secondfrom 2 to 4 seconds
Aztec Codeless than 1 secondfrom 2 to 4 seconds
Universal Product Codes (UPC Codes)less than 1 secondfrom 2 to 5 seconds
International Article Number / European Article Number or EANless than 1 secondfrom 2 to 5 seconds

NOTE: Your scanning speed may differ from the table provided above, depending on the model, processing power, camera hardware, barcode quality, and the software version of your particular device (smartphone or tablet).

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Route4Me has over 35,000 customers globally. Route4Me's Android and iPhone mobile apps have been downloaded over 2 million times since 2009. Extremely easy-to-use, Route4Me's apps create optimized routes, synchronize routes to mobile devices, enable communication with drivers and customers, offer turn-by-turn directions, delivery confirmation, and more. Behind the scenes, Route4Me's operational optimization platform combines high-performance algorithms with data science, machine learning, and big data to plan, optimize, and analyze routes of almost any size in real-time.

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