Barcode recognition using devices like mobile/tablets in SharePoint- O365 RRS feed

  • Question

  • Hi,


    To provide a background, I am working on O365(Office 365) and building a Content Management Application in SharePoint. I am using the default Barcode option available with library which generates an automatic barcode and it's value with each document uploaded. I have developed a functionality which allows user to print the document as well as barcode with it, so that they could maintain physical documents tagged with barcode.

    Functionality required:

    We need a way via which user can use mobile or tablets to scan a barcode and the value of the barcode needs to be sent to a particular page in O365. We need to support iOS, android and windows based devices.


    Is there a way to code or script an app or so, via which we scan the barcode from mobile/tablets and send the value to O365 page in SharePoint?

    Any help is appreciated.



    Rahul Mehta SharePoint Professional

    • Edited by rahul_mehta Tuesday, January 10, 2017 8:16 AM
    Tuesday, January 10, 2017 8:10 AM

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  • of course you may develop such mobile app using API of iOS, Android and Windows. But also you may reuse some existing apps, e.g. this one: Barcode scanner & Inventory. In its description it says that it may upload scanned barcodes to Dropbox and Google Drive. It doesn't mention Sharepoint Online, but you may do e.g. the following: create console app which will monitor changes in specified folder in Dropbox or Google Drive using their API and when new data has been uploaded copy it to Sharepoint Online using client side object model.

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    Tuesday, January 10, 2017 9:57 AM
  • Hi sadomovalex,

    Thanks for answer. The reason behind getting barcode value into SharePoint is to build a recognition system which pulls information of a document from a document library depending upon it's barcode value. Thus creating a console help might be a good solution for scanning content and putting into SharePoint, but I am not sure it might be the correct solution for current scenario that I have.


    Rahul Mehta SharePoint Professional

    Tuesday, January 10, 2017 11:08 AM
  • Hi Rahul,

    We have developed enterprise-grade barcode scanning software that can be flexibly deployed on platforms and devices that fit within a customer's daily process (like tablets and phones). Our SDK and API tools support Embedded, Linux, Windows, IOS, and Android application development. Here is a link to the webpage for more information

    I hope that is helpful. :o)

    Tuesday, January 10, 2017 9:46 PM