How It Works

How It Works

What is a Scan Code?

Imagine taking a button from your computer screen and placing it anywhere in the real world. It could be a "Buy Now" button that you place on a product or a "Check In" button on your storefront window.

Scan Codes are buttons for the real world which can be interacted with by any smartphone or device. There are a variety of different types of Scan Codes including bar codes, QR codes, NFC tags, and more.

How to Scan a Code

Scanning a code is as simple as opening the Scan app and placing the code within the sights. You do not need to tap any button. The code is automatically scanned once it comes into focus.

Read our full list of best practices for code scanning.

How to Create a Code

You can create your own code in 3 easy steps using our simple Scan Code Generator. First, choose what type of code you would like to create. Second, enter in the necessary information. Third, your code is automatically created, saved, and ready for use!

Read more detailed instructions on how to create your own code on our blog.