Woot! A thrilling year is coming to an end. A few weeks ago we already published a video visualizing the barcode scanning activity in our Scandit App over the past 12 months across the US. In this last blog post of this year, we want to give you a quick summary of some other key aspects of the Scandit year 2011! Barcode Scanning and Product Interaction Products: New self-service barcode scanning platform...

We hope you enjoyed Christmas and spent some relaxing days with family and friends. As you’re probably done with unpacking Christmas gifts by now, don’t forget that we’ve also got a little present for you: To celebrate the second anniversary of our company, we’re offering twice the number of device activations with all our standard production license packages until December 31st 2011! And if you sign up for a new...

Another year is coming to an end and the world is getting ready for Christmas. Over the coming days we are also going to take it a little easier and spend some time with our families and friends. We hope you’ll have a chance to do the same and wish you and your beloved ones a merry and bright Christmas! We will be back in the trenches for you on...

In the past three posts of our "barcode types" series we’ve looked at the difference between 1D barcodes and 2D codes, but also illustrated the differences between different 1D and 2D symbologies. Today, we want to conclude this series with some futuristic and entertaining barcode formats. Before, let’s discuss what these codes have in common: None of them see widespread use today and they all originate from the need to store...

A recent study of 534 students conducted across 24 college campuses revealed terribly low engagement with QR codes. Some of the highlights (or lowlights) of this study are as follows: While more than 4 out of 5 students owned a smartphone, only 1 out of 5 was able to scan a QR code when asked to. Furthermore, 75% of all students stated that they are not likely to scan a...

As a busy and successful year 2011 is slowly coming to end, we wanted to share with you a visual journey through one year of barcode scanning in the United States as seen through the lens of our popular Scandit Barcode Scanner and Comparison Shopper app. Fasten your seat belt and enjoy as you fly across the US in time lapse and watch barcode scanning spikes unfold across time and...

Last Wednesday and Thursday Scandit was present at the APPnation 3 conference in the San Francisco Design Center concourse. It was an exhilarating get-together of some of the leading developers, ad companies, and investors in the mobile industry. This blog post summarizes our key take-aways and provides some pictures (see link below). The first highlight was Gibu Thomas - SVP of mobile and digital for Walmart. He chatted about the rise...

We’re hard workers for sure, but we also love to play. To celebrate our company’s second birthday we threw a little party for our friends, customers and partners at the les halles restaurant in Zurich last Wednesday. With an awesome crowd, passionate discussions and plenty of beer, wine, cheese and cold cuts, we kept going till way after midnight. Thanks to everybody who came along for a fun and memorable...