Another big update has come for the codeREADr’s Android users! CLICK HERE to go check it out on its Google Play page. This update is all about new features. Here are some of the big things we’ve added for this version!
- Bluetooth Support
- NFC Support
- Validation Pattern Support
- Case-Sensitivity Validation
- New UI Improvement
- Webify the Response
The Duplicate Button has been added to the services page on the codeREADr website. You can now quickly create a new service that has all of the settings and preferences of one of your current services with the push of a button.
For example, if you are using codeREADr as an attendance manager for student attendance at a school, and you want to have multiple services for similar classrooms, just duplicate your service! The website automatically import all of the settings of the service you have duplicated.
Databases now have a tab to export all of the values in the database into a CSV file. After you click on the desired database, click on the export button to see a screen like the one shown above. Then just click the big yellow button to download your CSV. The file will have all of the values, the response assigned to those values, and the validity of those values (1 for valid 0 for invalid). This way you can have your database online, offline, and whenever you need it.
You now have the option to”Allow users to view other users’ scans” meaning any user who is assigned to your service can see all scans conducted, no matter which device scanned them. This will display all scans in the history tab of the codeREADr App. This feature is useful for grouped events such as ticketing shows or inventory checks when there are multiple devices and multiple users attempting to cross reference scans.
If this is left unchecked, a user will only be able to see the scans that were taken on his/her device. This will help if you need a service that requires confidentiality between users.
This option is available for any service. on codeREADr.com Just click “Edit” on any of your current services, or create a new service, and go to the “Advanced” tab to find the option.
It just became easier to create services on your online codeREADr account. We’ve recreated the wizard to break up the tasks of creating a new service. This will help you get exactly what you want from the codeREADr app. The wizard takes you step by step through:
Type: choosing how the database will react to barcodes, and wether or not it will compare them to a database.
Users: assign which mobile accounts have access to the service.
Question: Add short answer or multiple choice questions to be asked before or after scans are submitted (Optional)
Name: create a name and description for your service.
Advanced: allows you to choose from a variety of extra features, such as email alerts and GPS support.
Done: seen above, this step lets you preview what the finished service will look like on your account.
The greatest thing about the wizard is how it simply portrays the variety of customization options for any service. From a mobile healthcare device to control patient check-in, to barcode coupon redemption, the wizard will help you get what you want out of your codeREADr service.
Now databases have the option to be case-sensitive. This means that if your database has a barcode withvalue “abc” a barcode with value “ABC” will come back as invalid. We hope that this feature will enhance your use of codeREADr by strengthening the security of your database, whether you are using your database for online ticketing, or for ID cards and lanyards at trade shows.
Case sensitivity is great for users who need extra security with their barcodes. For example, if a bouncer at a concert is checking tickets, he should use a case-sensitive database, because then the tickets are significantly harder to forge. If your barcodes are 5 characters long, and only contain letters and numbers, an insensitive database could hold about 60.5 million distinct barcode values. While this may seem like a lot, if the barcodes were case-sensitive, there would be 916 million distinct barcodes! The chances of forging anything like that are practically non-existent.
Insensitivity can sometimes be useful too. If a user needs to enter the barcode values in manually, or you are using a service that doesn’t require security like data collection, it my be easier and more efficient to keep case sensitivity off, as some mobile users may take a lot of time entering barcodes manually while switching back and forth between upper case and lower case on their touch screen.
When you create a service, there will be a little check box that says “Values will be case-sensitive”. If you check that box and click create database you’ll be all set with a brand new case-sensitive database.
Make your own case-sensitive database on our website, codeREADr.com
Recently we have redone the front page of our website: codereadr.com
The website now beautifully represents the versatility of our app and website by displaying their features side by side. Each feature has a unique icon and is linked to a page where you can find more info. Our goal was to show you how you could use codeREADr for:
- Lead Retrieval
- Asset Tracking
- Coupon Redemption
- Time and Attendance
The collection of tools displayed on the homepage will allow a creative user to come up with a scanning service for anything they can image.
Go to check it out for yourself, and see how you can capture any data, anywhere, with codeREADr.
We have added two new tabs to the Scans page: “Online Scans” and “Offline Scans”. These allow you to instantly filter the scans by ones that were validated online, or ones that were stored on the device and uploaded at a later time.
codeREADr already has powerful filtering tools that allow you to see scans by date, user, device, and even result. With this new addition you will be able to find any scan, wether you have a small service for attendance tracking with a few dozen ID cards, or you have a paperless ticketing service that takes in 5000 scans per day, our powerful search and filter options will help you find any scan.
At codeREADr, we want you to make sure you get the most out of every one of our preferences. That’s why the edit button is now more accessible. You can find it on your databases, services, questions, and barcodes. Adding advanced options to your already existing service, editing the text in a question, adding or removing barcode values and more options are just a click away from wherever you are on our website.