As of 2015, some highly rated bar code generator and scanner apps for iOS are Qrafter, Qrafter Pro, Barcode+Free, QR-Code and Barcode Scanner & Generator with Control from file option and Barcode+. For Android devices, some highly rated bar code generator and scanner apps are Barcode Generator/Reader, QR Barcode Generator, Barcode Scanner & Generator Pro and BRG Barcode Reader & Generator.
Qrafter for iOS can generate QR codes in colors and output the images in PNG and SVG formats. Users can choose to save, share or print the image files on their mobile devices. Qrafter also scans and parses QR codes. It supports color-inverted QR code scanning and can extract information such as website and map URLs, encrypted text, phone numbers and iCalendar event information from the codes. An ad-free version of this app called Qrafter Pro is available.
The Barcode Generator/Reader for Android is free. It can read URL, text, geographic location, event, contact and phone number embedded in QR codes. It can also generate QR codes and edit the embedded information. The QR Barcode Generator for Android is also free but requires an Internet connection to operate. It can generate QR codes for text, phone numbers and URLs and send a link of the bar code via text message or email.