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Thread: Here's How to Add QR Code Scanning Capabilities to iOS' Native Camera Application

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    Default Here's How to Add QR Code Scanning Capabilities to iOS' Native Camera Application

    One of the major features that Apple's Camera application needs, but doesn't have, is the ability to scan QR codes. Fortunately, if you are jailbroken, then you can get this functionality baked directly into the Camera application in iOS without the need to download any third-party applications from the iOS App Store.

    You can do so with a new paid jailbreak tweak in Cydia called QR Mode by iOS developers Simon Selg and Ibrahim A. Shown above, this tweak takes advantage of Apple's native Camera application in iOS with a beautiful QR code-recognizing interface.

    With this tweak installed, you will find a new "Scanner" mode under the camera shooting modes in the Camera application. You can select this mode to enter QR code scanning mode, as shown above. When you do, the tweak prompts you with some instructions:

    When you hover over a QR code with the Camera application, it should immediately recognize the QR code and start highlighting it in red, as you see above. Once scanned, the source of the QR code is shown at the bottom of the display. Most often, QR codes are Web site URLs, so you would typically see a URL to a Web site down there, but in this case, it's an E-mail, and this means you can see the e-mail, and its content, at the bottom of the interface above.

    Below, you can see how the tweak works with QR codes that store vCards and Web site URLs:

    You can also take advantage of the history button at the top of the QR code scanning interface to see all of your recent scans and view information about them:

    The tweak adds a preferences pane to the Settings application where you can enable or disable the tweak's functionality on demand depending on your needs:

    At this point in time, QR Mode supports URLs, vCards, SMSs, Emails, Phone Numbers, Locations, and much more. If it can be stored in a QR code, you should expect to see this tweak having no problem picking up what the QR code stands for. Best of all, the tweak looks extremely well-polished and looks amazing being a part of the iOS 8 Camera application interface. It's hard not to recommend this tweak to you if you're a QR code user.

    QR Mode works on all iPhones and iPod touches that run iOS 8. If you want to give it a try, it's available in Cydia's BigBoss repository right now for $1.99. Check it out!

    Name: QR Mode
    Price: $1.99
    Version: 1.0-9
    Requirements: iPhone or iPod touch running iOS 8.0-8.1.2
    Tested on: iPhone 5 running iOS 8.1.2
    Repo: BigBoss
    Developer(s): Simon Selg & Ibrahim A.
    Editor's Rating:  5/5

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    Default Here's How to Add QR Code Scanning Capabilities to iOS' Native Camera Applica...
    Get a patent before apple steals this function!

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    did they pull it? can't find on the repo

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    Quote Originally Posted by smitty View Post
    did they pull it? can't find on the repo
    It's still there. You may have to refresh your sources.

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    Works great but doesn't work with a app called camera modes which is a shame but still good stuff

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