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  1. Blkacesvf41's Avatar
    Has anybody found a QR code reader that actually works? I tried quite a few from the store and they were all basically garbage.
    03-08-2013 08:14 PM
  2. xboxonthego3's Avatar
    If you have WP8 (Not sure about WP7) you can use Bing vision. It is built in as one of the lenses. So no need to install an app. And I have used it several times and it works for me. Hope I was somewhat helpful!
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    03-08-2013 08:33 PM
  3. Blkacesvf41's Avatar
    If you have WP8 (Not sure about WP7) you can use Bing vision. It is built in as one of the lenses. So no need to install an app. And I have used it several times and it works for me. Hope I was somewhat helpful!
    Thanks. That does work really good. Now if I could just pin it to my start screen.
    03-08-2013 08:50 PM
  4. Mandymoo11's Avatar
    I've been using the one called SCAN for a few months now and have never had any issues with it. It works great and you can change the settings to turn off/on the sounds and vibration.
    03-08-2013 08:51 PM
  5. Blkacesvf41's Avatar
    I've been using the one called SCAN for a few months now and have never had any issues with it. It works great and you can change the settings to turn off/on the sounds and vibration.
    I have it. It worked fine for a while but now it just doesn't work.
    03-08-2013 09:42 PM
  6. sinime's Avatar
    Thanks. That does work really good. Now if I could just pin it to my start screen.
    Rather than use it as a lens, just hit the search button at the bottom... when the Bing search pops up, hit the eye ball icon on the bottom right. That will scan them too.

    It can also scan book, CD and DVD covers.
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    03-08-2013 10:11 PM
  7. abhinav89's Avatar
    Well for searching and stuff use the Bing scanner, otherwise Zxing Barcode scanner is awesome. I even use their library in my app and it works great. Btw did you check out my app BeamLinkSearch results for "Beamlink" | Windows Phone (United States)
    03-08-2013 10:21 PM
  8. Blkacesvf41's Avatar
    Rather than use it as a lens, just hit the search button at the bottom... when the Bing search pops up, hit the eye ball icon on the bottom right. That will scan them too.

    It can also scan book, CD and DVD covers.
    Nice tip, thanks!
    03-09-2013 08:26 AM
  9. jwinch2's Avatar
    Rather than use it as a lens, just hit the search button at the bottom... when the Bing search pops up, hit the eye ball icon on the bottom right. That will scan them too.

    It can also scan book, CD and DVD covers.
    Brilliant. Thanks for that!
    03-09-2013 10:02 AM
  10. agm353's Avatar
    Don't use any other 3rd party scanner, its just not worth it. Use Bing Vision, press the Bing button and hit the eye and you can scan a plethora of items. Think of it as Google Goggles, but for WP.
    03-29-2013 01:07 AM
  11. Narse77's Avatar
    I just use Bing vision
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    03-29-2013 01:12 AM
  12. anthonyng's Avatar
    Search button really rocks once I started actually using it
    03-31-2013 11:59 PM
  13. sinime's Avatar
    I don't understand using 3rd party apps for QR/Bar code scanning. The built in scanner (search button... Eye ball icon) has never failed me.
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    06-08-2013 01:13 AM
  14. cybodroid's Avatar
    I've been using the Nokia QR scanner, but I think I'll give Bing Vision a try since it's a native app. One of its advantages is you can launch directly from tile.
    06-08-2013 02:29 AM
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    07-05-2013 08:36 AM
  16. Avinashkn's Avatar
    I usually Use Neo Reader, In my opinion that's the best :)
    08-21-2013 11:11 PM
  17. Alan Hardware's Avatar
    Rather than use it as a lens, just hit the search button at the bottom... when the Bing search pops up, hit the eye ball icon on the bottom right. That will scan them too.

    It can also scan book, CD and DVD covers.
    I am nearly 70 and new to this stuff , thank you folks for posting a simple answer that us oldies understand without a manual . Works for me .
    10-22-2013 01:54 AM
  18. Michael Bromley's Avatar
    I'm another ignorant trying to figure this out... when I see a QR code on my phone screen, how do I read it?
    As far as I can tell, I can only read QR codes that are not on my phone, aka, scan them using my phone. What about a QR code that pops up on a website or an image file that's on my phone screen? Thanks for help!
    11-15-2013 08:51 AM
  19. ktl88's Avatar
    Man, I when I click on the "eye" symbol, I only get the option to scan QR Codes and Microsoft Tags.
    No option to scan books, barcodes and CD Covers. I have a Lumia 920. I never knew that these options of scanning barcodes, books and CD covers existed.
    I checked my brother's Lumia 620 and he has the option. We both live in India. His phone is developer unlocked. Could this be the reason that he has it and that I don't?
    How to get these options on my Lumia 920?
    11-15-2013 09:12 AM
  20. leonalewis's Avatar
    I've been using the Nokia QR scanner, but I think I'll give Bing Vision a try since it's a native app. One of its advantages is you can launch directly from tile.
    i used qr code scanner on my smartphone ,android ! till now , nothing bothers me ,but as many of you recommend the Bing Vision , i also wanna try
    [Android] Scan barcodes and QR codes with NeoReader | Reviews, news, tips, and tricks | dotTech
    12-13-2013 12:13 AM
  21. Nova Panda's Avatar
    Have you tried "Manual Scan" on Windows Phone, it might help you when auto scan fails. It gives you tool to zoom and scan, capture and scan, and select area and scan. However, please use it only when auto scanning fails as it is not designed to perform auto scan, only manual mode: tap to scan. Manual Scan | Windows Phone Apps+Games Store (United States)
    12-18-2013 04:19 PM
  22. vancuver's Avatar
    +1 for Bing Vision...
    12-18-2013 06:49 PM
  23. exyaized's Avatar
    Hey guys, just found this thread here end registered to WPcentral.

    You may try my app JSI QR Viewer

    I post a dedicated thread about JSI QR Viewer in a few days @ AppSection of this forum.

    An update, that adds the missing recognition for vCards, meCards, CalendarEvent, GeoLocation and a few optimizations is just before submission.

    Hope you like it
    12-20-2013 12:55 PM
  24. Nova Panda's Avatar
    Manual scan is good complement when Bing vision failed.
    12-25-2013 01:49 PM
  25. Mikko Eronen's Avatar
    BarcodeBeamer is a simple app for getting them barcodes / QR codes read and transferred to your computer, but it works pretty well as a generic scanner as well - especially useful if Bing Vision is limited in your area.

    Disclaimer: I've developed it, feedback very welcome :)
    01-04-2014 05:37 AM
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