If you can run an edit API call, and an Add API call from a scan, then I think I have a way. But I am not sure how it would work because an add api call allows you to reference fields from the table you launch from, and I do not know how the system could know what table you are launching from when using the barcode scan.
Let me know if you find out if it's possible and I'll type out the rest of my idea.
Ben,While the Quickbase mobile app can scan a barcode and put it into a field, most barcode scanning needs a process behind it to enable workflows that take place after scanning any barcode. So, scan a barcode and then a workflow process occurs that automatically takes the user to the next step. This is always custom development to enable these processes. Trinity has been developing custom barcode driven workflow processes for our clients for 23 years and in Quickbase for 17 years. Our team has developed processes just like you describe above.
The productivity and accuracy that comes from barcode scanning is amazing. Either workstation based with USB connected scanners or mobile Android / iOS devices using the camera as a barcode scanner can greatly improve operational capabilities. If you would like to get hold of Trinity for us to show you some of the many barcode driven workflow processes that we have developed please connect with us at email@example.com We would welcome the opportunity to solve this for you.