Submitted on03-13-201706:58 AMSubmitted bymlehewon03-13-201706:58 AM
The ability to scan barcodes in PowerApps has the capability to revolutionize a lot of our processes, but we frankly need the barcode scanning functionality to be stronger/more robust before we can implement. Official guidance states that barcodes should be at least 1" high, but that simply isn't feasible in a lot of printed barcode situations, especially on identification. We would love to implement PowerApps to scan student ID cards for logging and attendance, but the barcodes don't fit the size requirements and a mobile PowerApps app can't scan them, at least on an iPhone 7. However, using other 3rd party apps (including QR Reader for iPhone, made by TapMedia Ltd) for testing purposes shows no difficulty at all in scanning the same barcode. Indeed, the app is able to correctly read the barcode before the camera can even focus on it. I'm including a screenshot of the app showing the barcode that can't be read (with a redaction box for sensitive information). The yellow box actually flickers around the barcode and will often encompass it perfectly, but can't hold on to it for longer than a frame, it seems. Anyway, I'm obviously ignorant of the technical limitations, but since I know through other apps that better barcode scanning can be done, it would be great to see it improved within PowerApps. Thanks! EDIT: Site seemed to not like my screenshot so I'm uploading a new one.
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Now we have barcode scanning it would also be good to have barcode generation into an image. In my application this would be used for an eID Card where I need a barcode on the card. Currently I only need it to be Code 39 for an ID number but it would be nice to generate QR codes to transfere information like text or a set of values by scanning the code as well.
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