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Automate your phone with QR codes!

AutoBarcode is a Tasker plugin that allows you to completely automate your phone with QR Codes. Simply scan a code (generate one here ) and react to it in Tasker any way you like!

Note: AutoBarcode uses a Barcode Scanner installed on your phone. If no compatible scanner is found, it will open Android Market so you can download "Barcode Scanner" ( ) for free.

Very simple example: open Tasker and create a new profile with an AutoBarcode condition (State->plugin->AutoBarcode). To start out, check the Event checkbox and leave everything else blank. Then associate it with a task that simply flashes "Hello World!". After this run the AutoBarcode app and scan any QR Code with it. This should make  "Hello World!" flash on your screen!

With AutoBarcode you have advanced matching options and even a flexible command system (see how it works here: that allows you to truly personalize your experience.

Here are some examples on how you can use AutoBarcode:

- AutoBarcode is the Quickest way to let Tasker know you're at a specific place if there's no wifi or you don't want or can't use wifi (work, car, specific bedroom in your home). For example, have a QR code ready on your car's dashboard. When you get there, just scan the code, and Tasker can start playing your favorite songs with the volume turned way up, while opening google maps to show you the way.

- Create QR codes that enable or disable specific settings on your phone: turn off sound, enable blutooth, enable wifi when you get to work, etc..

- Use with AutoShortcut ( ) and Winamp ( ) to have fast access to your favorite playlists: have specific playlists at work, in your living room, in your bedroom, in your kid's bedrooms, in your car, etc

- Suprise your friends with your talking phone: generate QR codes and follow the instructions here:

- Create a Scavenger hunt for your kids by spreading out QR codes with hints and clues on how to find the next one, by playing songs, videos, opening popups or webpages in tasker (or anything else you want!)

- Propose marriage in a cool and geeky way

By combining the power of QR Codes and Tasker you can do this and much, much more.

Follow our Google+ page to always get the latest updates on AutoBarcode:

If anything goes wrong or if you have any suggestions, please remember that Developers can't respond to Market comments. If you have problems using AutoBarcode, just drop me an email.

Tags: joaomgcd qr.html, autobarcode in tasker, autobarcode.

Recently changed in this version

- AutoApps compatibility.AutoApps is a new app where you can manage all the joaomgcd Tasker plugins and also get access to pre-made Tasker projects and Alpha AutoApps. Get it in the link above.

-Added achievements: play as you learn to use the app! Try to get them all and check the leaderboards to compare your score with your friends!

Comments and ratings for AutoBarcode
  • (74 stars)

    by Mark Wagie on 08/05/2015

    The documentation is rather lacking. I had to use Barcode Scanner's history to share to Inbox to be able to copy the barcode data to make an exact match for my profile. Otherwise it'll fire your task opening your barcode scanner app with or without scanning a barcode at all.

  • (74 stars)

    by Jade Cahoon on 15/03/2015

    The app works as described - once I figured out how to launch it - but beware that docs online are in very bad shape, for instance they say to add "Action->Plugin" in Tasker rather than "State->Plugin." Little things like that add up to frustration! The info button within the app also leads to a 404 page, and it seems (?) that the "Continuous" scanning feature has been removed at some point,

  • (74 stars)

    by Adam Seare on 08/12/2014

    Works well. But I still prefer fully automated tasks.

  • (74 stars)

    by Daniel Hottinger on 10/07/2014

    Out of orange juice? Use AutoBarcode with the following intend to add a reminder to buy some: Send Intent [ Cat:None Mime Type:text/plain Data: Extra:android.intent.extra.TEXT: %par1 Extra: Package:com.kiwlm.mytoodle Class:com.kiwlm.mytoodle.TaskEditActivity Target:Activity ]

  • (74 stars)

    by Adrian Adi on 26/01/2014

    I emailed the dev about an issue a few weeks ago and I've been told the app will be updated within a few days with a fix for my problem. Similarly, my review will be updated in a few days.

  • (74 stars)

    by Daniel Faust on 27/11/2012

    I didn't get it to work right away (I expected Barcode Scanner to launch AutoBarcode for me instead of me launching AutoBarcode directly), but the dev was quick to respond to my mail. So 5 stars for the App and the dev, and 0 stars to the Google User who rated this app 1 star...