Mighty Grocery Shopping List: Barcode Scan

NOTE: Barcode scan feature requires Barcode Scanner application (free and open source) to be installed on your handset. If you don’t have it already, you will be advised to do so.

Add item to shopping list by scanning a Barcode

To scan a barcode, open the Sidebar by tapping the button on the top-right and then tap the Barcode button. If you use barcode scan often, long-tapping the Barcode button will bring it to Toolbar on the top.

After barcode is scanned, Mighty Grocery checks if the item has been scanned previously. If not, the app sends request to online catalog of 1.3 million products and displays the result. Either the product was found or not, you can change product details and the name you would like to see on your shopping list to your convenience.

When you tap Done for the first time after successful product search, you will be suggested to Anonymously publish changes you make to product details.

Scan multiple items for future use

If you would like to scan multiple barcodes for future use, it is advised to scan barcodes in My Picks section. Just go to Menu –> Settings –> Pick list –> My picks and add items as you would in shopping list.

Assign Barcode to existing item

To change a Barcode assigned to an item, open Edit Item Details screen and tap Barcode button to scan a new barcode you want to assign to the item. The new scanned barcode will replace the existing one.

This way you can assign barcodes to items you already have on your shopping lists.

Associate price with a barcode

Though barcode record in Mighty Grocery does not keep price information, it is possible to use price information from items in your application.

To do so, the barcode needs to be assigned to item or product as explained in “Add item to shopping list by scanning a Barcode” or “Assign Barcode to existing item” above.

Once you have the barcode assigned to an item, the app will reuse saved price information. Therefore the next time you scan this barcode in shopping list, a new item will be added with the price information from the product which barcode was assigned to.

Edit Product details for barcode

To change product name you see on Barcode Bar, tapping the Barcode Bar will open Barcode Edit screen which allows changing product details you would see on Barcode Bar.

Clean Barcode for item

To clean item from assigned barcode, open Edit Item Details screen and long-tap the Barcode bar.

Review scanned barcodes

Mighty Grocery keeps all scanned barcodes locally for your convenience. To review all barcodes scanned so far, open More –> Barcode Scans.

Publishing barcodes

You may also want to suggest better product name or add new products by publishing changes you make to product details. All changes are submitted Anonymously and becomes available to other users after review.

IMPORTANT: No changes will be published until you explicitly agree to publish changes you make to product details.

Q: Why Barcode Scan won’t find anything for me???

Well, most likely it’s because people in your area decided not to publish product details for use by others. Since barcode database is maintained voluntarily, the more people contribute the more chances you get to find what you are looking for. With the new convenient way to share product details in Mighty Grocery it might be a good time to start contributing.

122 Responses to Mighty Grocery Shopping List: Barcode Scan

  1. Dale says:

    Does your application support multiple barcodes for an item? If I want a can of corn, I don’t necessarily care if it is Libby, Del Monte, or Wal-Mart. If I scan any of these I just want a can of corn.

    If the application doesn’t support that, it should.

    Thanks

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