Using the Rapid Inventory Barcode Scanner Workflows on a Phone or Tablet


Rapid Inventory supports the use of phones and tablets for our mobile barcode scanning transactions. We have tested with some Android phones and tablets, as well as some versions of iPhone and iPad. The sheer number of different manufacturers and models of devices, plus the different versions of the operating systems they use, prevents us from testing everything. You will have to try it on your device to see if it works for you.


To start using your phone or tablet, do the following:

Android

  1. Go to the Android Play market and download the AO: Rapid Inventory app. It is free and located here: https://market.android.com/details?id=com.rapidInventory.wrapper
  2. If you want to scan barcodes using the camera on the Android device, read this page in the training center: Using The Camera On Your Android Device To Scan Barcodes
  3. If you want to use a small barcode scanner with your Android device, read this page in the training center: Scanning Barcodes With A Bluetooth Scanner

Apple

  1. Enable the AO: Rapid Inventory Mobile app on your Apple device. Go to this page in the training center for instructions: Add Rapid Inventory to your Apple device
  2. If you want to scan barcodes using the camera on the Apple device, read this page in the training center: Using The Camera On Your Apple iPhone Or iPad To Scan Barcodes
  3. If you want to use a small barcode scanner with your Apple device, read this page in the training center: Scanning Barcodes With A Bluetooth Scanner


Related Pages: Using The Camera On Your Android Device To Scan Barcodes, Using The Camera On Your Apple iPhone Or iPad To Scan Barcodes, Scanning Barcodes With A Bluetooth Scanner


Side Note - In the App marketplaces, you may see another app named "Rapid Inventory". There is another company using the name "Rapid Inventory". They are capitalizing on our name recognition with small business to try and confuse you into paying for their app. It will not work with the official AO: Rapid Inventory product and QuickBooks.

The official AO: Rapid Inventory Apps are located here:
Android - https://market.android.com/details?id=com.rapidInventory.wrapper
Apple - Add Rapid Inventory to your Apple device