Visit the Ticket Scanning section to see how barcodes can be scanned
Visit the Ticket QR codes section to find out how to use QR codes instead of 1D barcodes
A barcode is a machine-readable code in the form of numbers and a pattern of parallel lines of varying widths, printed on a commodity and used especially for stock control.
Every ticket that is generated by FooEvents contains a unique barcode that can either be rendered using the code 128 standard (1D barcode) or QR code. If you own an external barcode scanner that can read barcodes then you have the option of scanning tickets to find them quickly.
We created the FooEvents Express Check-in plugin which runs within your WordPress Admin Area to provide a better experience when using an external barcode scanner. The FooEvents Check-ins apps can also be used to check-in people at events on your mobile device and it also supports pairing with Bluetooth barcode scanners.
The barcode can be read directly from a tablet, mobile phone or print out, however, phone cameras appear to work best with printed barcodes. The performance of phone to phone scanning varies between different screens and cameras, but we have not experienced any issues with phone to phone scanning using our test devices (iPhones, Samsung Galaxy, Nexus etc).
Most external barcode scanners will work, however, here are a few devices that we specifically recommend: