I have a bit of an edge use-case of QR codes. I would like to be able to scan a QR code via a phones camera and have that value pasted into a browser text input.

Is this possible given any current apps or API's?

  • I'd recommend you re-phrase your question (as it is phrased now, it's off topic on this site: we focus on end-users, development issues should go to Stack Overflow). As you already can see, there are ways not involving development, as solutions already exist ;)
    – Izzy
    Commented Jul 17, 2013 at 11:58
  • Any updates from your end?
    – geffchang
    Commented Jul 29, 2013 at 3:30

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Try Barcodescanner Keyboard.

Soft-keyboard with integrated camera bar-code scanner lets you scan wherever you can type (free demo). This soft-keyboard scans and enters barcodes directly into input fields of arbitrary apps, batch scanning mode is supported. It reduces manual typing and eliminates copy and paste. A special key invokes the built-in or an external camera barcode scanner. The setup wizard makes it easy to install the app.


You could implement a Keyboard which has barcode scanning ability. Without a definitiv workflow requirement I would propose this: User visits website, goes to textfield X, actives barcode scanning in keyboard app, barcode is scanned and typed into targetfield.

  • While this might work: We are a user-oriented site. Development stuff should go to Stack Overflow :)
    – Izzy
    Commented Jul 17, 2013 at 11:56

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