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Collector - Can you use camera to scan barcodes?

Question asked by CenterCity_Philadelphia on Aug 1, 2014
Latest reply on May 31, 2018 by dlaw-esristaff

Collector - Can you use camera to scan barcodes?


We are looking into adding unique barcodes to each asset in the city that we maintain with integration with feature services hosted on ArcGIS online using the Collector App. I have come across this article @Jeff Shaner that shows that you can purchase seperate barcode scanners to use with collector but wondering if collector can use the camera that is already on the iPhone or iPads that we use in the field daily?


I know that there are many apps which have the ability to scan barcodes and pay or get additional information on items (Apple Store App) and there are plenty of QR code readers out there that the iOS devices can use. How can I use that technology that would scan a bar code, pull up the feature and location within collector and edit attributes the attributes of this barcode.




Thank you !