QR codes are used in many apps for displaying data in machine-readable form. These codes are used to represent data in a secured manner that is readable only by machines and not by humans. We have seen many apps that provide QR codes that and we can scan that QR codes with our mobile device. In this article, we will take a look at how we can generate a QR Code for our app. So for implementing this feature we will be using a library from GitHub.
Implementation of QR Code Generator in Android
We will be creating a simple QR Code generator app in which we will be adding data from the app and generate a QR Code that will display the data inside it. Below is the sample GIF in which you will get a basic idea of what we are going to do in this article. Not that we are using Java language for building this project.
Step by Step Implementation
Step 1: Create a New Project
To create a new project in Android Studio please refer to How to Create/Start a New Project in Android Studio. Note that select Java as the programming language.
Step 2: Add dependency to build.gradle(Module:app)
Navigate to the Gradle Scripts > build.gradle(Module:app) and add the below dependency in the dependencies section.
Now sync the project from the top right corner option of Sync now.
Step 3: Modify the strings.xml file
Below is the code for the strings.xml file.
Step 4: Working with the activity_main.xml file
Go to the activity_main.xml file and refer to the following code. Below is the code for the activity_main.xml file.
Step 5: Working with the MainActivity.java file
Go to the MainActivity.java file and refer to the following code. Below is the code for the MainActivity.java file. Comments are added inside the code to understand the code in more detail.
Note: You may also refer to How to Read QR Code in Android?
Check out the project: https://github.com/ChaitanyaMunje/QRCodeGenerator