Action - Scan Barcode

The action Scan Barcode opens an activity to scan a barcode using the camera of the device.

Tip: You can use an action Map Values to map known barcode values like a QR code on a laboratory door to a project/task.


  • Start recording the time in Gleeo Time Tracker based on a barcode on a laboratory door.
  • Scan a barcode on a book and open the browser to search the book on Amazon.
The timeout duration to automatically cancel the barcode scan.
A variable is a container for a value that can be used in many actions and conditions to dynamically define a part of a text.
See action Script for a description.

Supplied Variables
the operation used to close the scan barcode activity.

Can be one of:
  • ok when a bar code has been successfully scanned
  • cancel when the user pressed the back button or another button to leave the activity
  • timeout when the activity was closed by a timeout
the value of the barcode as a text string
the format of the barcode