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QR Code and Barcode Scanning on the zkipster App

Learn how to check in guests scanning QR codes and barcodes

Murilo Aguiar avatar
Written by Murilo Aguiar
Updated over a week ago

Watch our quick tutorial video here:

The zkipster app allows you to check in your guests quickly and safely by scanning barcodes or QR codes.
With zkipster Invitations (available with Professional and Enterprise plans) you can generate and send QR codes to your guests via email. Find out how this feature works in more detail here.
Alternatively, you can add QR codes to guests' name badges for check-in and guest networking.

Scanning Barcodes and QR Codes on the App

The code scanner icon is located at the bottom of the screen on iOS and Android devices.

This image was taken from an iPad:

Use the icon to scan the barcodes or QR codes by placing the square on the camera over the respective code. Once the code has been scanned, the guest profile will come up instantly so you can check in your guest(s).

The QR code scan also works for the Sessions list. You would need to open the specific session list and scan the QR code via the QR scan. Learn more in the article here.

Please note: It is only possible to link the QR code or barcode to the Main Guest. Additional guests can be checked in using the dedicated button for +1s underneath the main check-in button.

Auto Check-in, Continuous Check-in and Kiosk Mode with QR codes on the App

Auto check-in, Continuous Check-in and Kiosk Mode options allows the app to automatically check in your guests after scanning their code, without the need to manually press the check-in button on their profile.

Auto Check-in

To activate the function, tap the 'QR Code Scan' via the zkipster app settings (use the 'More' icon to access the app settings):

The next screen will show where you can toggle ON the 'Check-in Guests after scan':

When scanning the codes, the Main guest will be checked into the event automatically. Use the smaller check-in button to check any +1s guests.

Continuous Check-in

With Continuous Check-in, the zkipster app camera is set to permanent scanning mode so that the scanner is in constant use.
You can use the function for contactless check-in, or turn your app into a kiosk for ticket or invitation scanning.

To activate the continuous mode, tap the 'More' option located at the lower right hand side menu within the event. Go to the 'QR Code Scan' under the Event Settings and toggle the 'Check-In Guests after Scan' and the 'Continuous Check-in' to ON to activate the Continuous scan mode.

Please note: To use continuous check-in, you must have the 'Check-in Guests after scan' ON. In this mode, you can only check in main guests. Learn more about Continuous check-in in the article here.

Pro Tip: On mobile iOS and Android devices swipe across the screen to the left for direct access to the code scanner.

Kiosk Mode

Enable the 'Kiosk Mode' option via the zkipster app event settings by tapping the 'More' icon to access the app settings.

You can use the 'Kiosk Mode' function if you prefer to have the guests self check-in themselves for the event:

Please note that you will be asked to set a passcode to enter and activate or exit the kiosk mode. You can check this article for more details.

Using Codes Generated Outside of zkipster

With the zkipster app, you can also scan QR and barcodes that have been generated outside of the zkipster system. To check-in guests on the app using codes created outside of the platform, you will need to upload the code values (i.e. the encoded information contained inside the code) for each of your guests as an additional custom field via your excel spreadsheet when importing your guest list.

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