Barcode Scanner, Supported Barcodes And Scanning Speed – iOS iPhone Route Planner App

Route4Me’s iOS Route Planner app provides seamless continuity throughout the entire process of planning and optimizing multi-stop routes, navigating, and completing routes. Additionally, you can add proof of delivery, visit, or service to your stops. Furthermore, Route4Me’s mobile apps feature an integrated label scanner. In this guide, you can learn to use the in-app barcode scanner, supported barcode types, scanning speed, and Route4Me’s Order Delivery 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 Label Scanner on iOS iPhone Route Planner App

You can use the barcode scanner to attach barcode data to route stops as Custom Data. To do so, go to “Routes” in the app’s main menu and open the preferred route. Next, tap and hold the “Hold to Start Route” button to start the route. After that, tap the preferred route stop, tap the Three-Dot Icon, and select “Scan Barcode” from the menu.

Additionally, learn more about Starting, Navigating, and Completing Routes on the Route4Me 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 the camera on your device to scan the label. Once the app detects the barcode, confirm to save the scanned barcode, and the app will automatically attach the barcode data to the stop as Custom Data.

Accordingly, you can scan and attach multiple barcodes to the same stop as separate Custom Data.

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


To check the label data attached to a route stop, tap 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.


Label Scanner Settings on iPhone and iPad Route Planner App

After launching the barcode scanner in your iPhone or iPad Route Planner app, you can switch on the flashlight by tapping the Flashlight Icon. Additionally, you can enable and disable the barcode scanner sound by tapping the Speaker Icon.

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


Order Delivery Management System and Mobile App Label 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 from a 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 Route4Me’s 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

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

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

Route4Me Supported BarcodesRoute4Me 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 quality of your device, barcode quality, and other hardware and software parameters.


Below, you can find samples of some of the barcode types supported by Route4Me’s in-app barcode scanner.

Specifically, QR Codes, Data Matrix codes, and Aztec Code are some of the supported barcode types.

Scan QR Codes, Data Matrix, and Aztec Codes using Route4Me's iOS Mobile Route Planner in-app barcode scanner.


Additionally, Route4Me’s integrated barcode scanner supports Code-39, Code-93, and Code-128 barcodes.

Scan Code-39, Code-93, and Code-128 barcodes using Route4Me's iOS Mobile Route Planner in-app barcode scanner.


Furthermore, you can also scan PDF417, EAN-8, UPC-A barcodes, and more with Route4Me’s in-app barcode scanner.

Scan PDF417, EAN-8, and UPC-A barcodes using Route4Me's iOS Mobile Route Planner in-app barcode scanner.



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Route4Me has over 40,000 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.