Barcode Scanner – iOS iPhone App Supported Barcodes and Scanning Speed

Route4Me’s iOS iPhone Route Planner app provides seamless continuity throughout the entire multi-stop route planning, optimization, navigation, and visitation process. Additionally, with Route4Me you can easily attach various types of proof of delivery, visit, or service to your route stops. Furthermore, Route4Me’s iOS Route Optimization app features an integrated barcode scanner. In this guide, you can learn how to use the in-app barcode scanner, barcode scanner settings, supported barcode types, barcode scanning speed, and Route4Me’s order management system.

Route4Me's iPhone Multi-Stop Route Planner app with an integrated barcode scanner for delivery drivers and attaching data to route stops.

NOTE: Depending on your account settings, you can have a different set of features available on your Route4Me iOS iPhone and iPad Route Optimization app. To enable specific features, please contact Route4Me’s Support Team. Additionally, learn more about the difference between Route4Me’s Mobile and Marketplace subscriptions and the features they support.



Using In-App Barcode Scanner on iOS iPhone Route Planner App

To attach barcode data to a route stop, go to “Routes” in the app’s navigation menu and then open the preferred route. Next, tap and hold the “Hold to Start Route” button to start the route. After that, tap on the preferred route stop on the opened route, tap the three-dots menu icon, and then select “Scan Barcode” from the menu. Additionally, learn more about starting, navigating, and completing routes on Route4Me’s iPhone Route Planner app.

Using an integrated barcode scanner to attach barcodes to multi-address routes on Route4Me's iPhone Route Optimization app.


Next, use your device’s camera to scan the barcode. Once the barcode scanner detects the barcode, you can confirm saving the scanned barcode and the app will automatically attach the barcode data as Custom Data. Accordingly, you can scan and attach multiple barcodes to the same stop as a separate Cusotm Data entry.

Scanning barcodes using the integrated barcode scanner on Route4Me's iPhone Route Planning app for delivery drivers.


To check the barcode data attached to a route stop, tap on the preferred stop on the opened route. Next, tap the information icon and then select “Stop Info” from the menu. After that, scroll to the “Custom Data” section, where all attached barcode data is labeled as “ScannedLabel” with the respective number. Additionally, learn more about Route4Me’s Custom Data Add-On.

Opening barcode data attached to route stops as Custom Data on Route4Me's iPhone Route Planner app for drivers.


Barcode Scanner Settings on iPhone and iPad Route Planner App

After launching the barcode scanner on your iPhone or iPad Route Planner, you can switch on the flashlight by tapping the flashlight button. Additionally, you can enable and disable the barcode scanner sound by tapping the speaker button.

Integrated mobile barcode scanner settings on Route4Me's iPhone and iPad Route Planning app.


Order Delivery Management System and iOS iPhone Barcode Scanner

Route4Me’s Order Delivery Management System enables you to easily import, store, manage, and optimize routes with hundreds of thousands of customer orders. You can quickly and efficiently add, sort, and deliver orders by simply scanning a barcode on the package. For your convenience, Route4Me’s iOS and Android Mobile Route Planner apps feature an integrated barcode scanner that also supports connectivity with various commercial Bluetooth barcode scanners.

Additionally, learn more about the Possession Scan, Sorted, Loaded and Unloaded, and other Scanning Types. To use Route4Me’s Order Delivery Management System, please contact the Route4Me Support Team.

Using iPhone in-app mobile barcode scanner to sort, schedule, load, and unload orders in Route4Me's Order Delivery Management System.


Supported Barcodes and Scanning Speed on iOS Route Planner App

Route4Me’s iOS Mobile Route Optimization app enables you to scan barcodes from box labels, e-ink labels, digital labels, and other surfaces. Furthermore, the barcode scanner can easily detect and capture data from most barcodes available in the market in less than 1 second. Below, you can find the list of the supported barcode types and the average scanning speed of Route4Me’s barcode scanner compared to other third-party scanners and route planner apps.

Route4Me's iPhone Route Planner in-app barcode scanner supported barcode types and scanning speed.

Route4Me Supported Barcode TypesRoute4Me Scanning SpeedThird-Party Routing Apps Scanning Speed
Data Matrixunder 1 second2 to 5 seconds
PDF417under 1 second2 to 4 seconds
Quick Response (QR) Codesunder 1 second2 to 4 seconds
Code 11under 1 second2 to 5 seconds
Code 32 (Italian PHARMACODE)under 1 second2 to 4 seconds
Code 39under 1 second2 to 4 seconds
Code 93under 1 second2 to 4 seconds
Code 128under 1 second2 to 5 seconds
Codabarunder 1 second2 to 5 seconds
GS1 Composite Codesunder 1 second2 to 4 seconds
Interleaved 2 of 5 (ITF)under 1 second2 to 4 seconds
Aztec Codeunder 1 second2 to 4 seconds
Universal Product Codes (UPC Codes)under 1 second2 to 5 seconds
International / European Article Number (EAN)under 1 second2 to 5 seconds

NOTE: Your barcode scanning speed may vary depending on the make, model, and camera of your device, barcode quality, and other hardware and software parameters.



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