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Update: QRScany is discontinued since Steffen Förster made a way better app with "CodeReader", downloadable in Jolla Store.
QRScany has just been a temporary solution for me and a few others that needed a native bar code reader.

QRScany is a really simple QR Code Scanner for Sailfish OS, based on QZXing by favoritas. It is just a temporary solution until such a function is included in Sailfish OS.

QZXing is an open source project, developed under the Apache Licence 2.0.

Special Thanks to "Moth" for the icon.


Application versions: 
File harbour-qrscany-0.1-1.armv7hl.rpm189.25 KB16/02/2014 - 14:41
File harbour-qrscany-0.1-2.armv7hl.rpm194.58 KB20/02/2014 - 01:50
File harbour-qrscany-0.1-3.armv7hl.rpm194.61 KB20/02/2014 - 22:41

- now supports the following code types (including 2D bar codes):
QR-Code, Data Matrix, UPC-E, UPC-A, EAN-8, EAN-13, CODE-128, CODE-39, ITF, Aztec

- new icon (Thanks to Moth)
- better performance
- more stable recognition, especially when scanning from lower distances
- open URLs directly from pull down menu

0.1-1: initial version, scan codes, display result in text edit to make it possible to copy it to clipboard


Alekk's picture

Coudnt`t instal with error:

Transaction /772_eacaccard


Extra details:

nothing provides libQt5Declarative.so.5 neded by harbour-qrscany-0.1-3.armv7hl


What it is and how to fix it???

Similar problems with libQt5Declarative.so.5 were in some other applications

objectifnul's picture

Code Reader from Jolla store doesn't work for me, so I tried to install discontinued QRscany (latest version). Couldn't install it with Yliaavanlampi.
Edit: CodeReader ok after uninstall/reinstall/reboot. Don't ask why.

rob_k's picture

Wonderful to have this QR scanner in native Sailfish UI! But when I choose 'Open URL', nothing happens. I have both the Jolla browser as Webcat installed.

It would be great to have a menu option 'Copy URL' so I could paste it myself into the browser or into a note.

Thanks for your work!

mr_browns's picture

Ok,now it works.One good thing is,that it's Sailfish native.Sorry to say this: some Android Apps doing a better and faster job,need less lights and less prezice capture.

jpn9s's picture

Very nice app. Not working all the time, but I hope it'll be better during time going.

RR_aus_H's picture

Works fine! It does what it should do.

Nice clear small App!

Bobsikus's picture

Hi, are you planning to add scanning of 2D barcodes ? I was using mBarcode app in my N900 in Work (for MAC adresses for installation), QR codes I will not ever use, so I am asking :) THX

yoktobit's picture

Yep :-) Maybe today or tomorrow, if performance is good enough. As Jolla improves Sailfishs camera components, QRScany will also evolve.

Bobsikus's picture

Nice ! :)

Bobsikus's picture

Tested 2D barcodes, works good :) for now I have only one suggestion, about light conditions, if we could (rather manually) turn on the LED flashlight during the scan, would be nice :) ...

Moth's picture

Working well if it's not too dark... :)

pls tell me if i can help you out with a real sailfish icon... (stylish on my Jolla already ;))


yoktobit's picture

A real Sailfish icon would be cool! I tried it at home but failed (I'm not a good designer) :-P
If you want to, you can mail it to qrscany@yoktobit.de. I'll tell about your help in the about page.

yoktobit's picture

Try to go a little bit back, so that the code takes about 1/2 or 2/3 of the screen. You also need good lighting. The results are not always the best ones, but for me it's better than nothing, so I decided to share it. I'll see if I can improve it when I get the time.

mr_browns's picture

Not brilliant!How should this work?Press capture?And then? Nothings happen.I have test it via Google-> QR Test surch.

flywheel's picture

Brilliant !