Today we’re going to chat about a special kind of 2D barcode known as the Datamatrix code. Datamatrix codes are 2D barcodes which consist of black and white cells assembled into a square, much like a QR code. These codes have a very small footprint, which makes them ideal for logistics and operations solutions where small products have limited whitespace. To add perspective, the US Electronic Industries Alliance (EIA) recommends that...

Today we’re excited to release a new case study  which takes a look at the integration of our Scandit Barcode Scanner SDK  into the popular Cor.kz Wine Info app! Cor.kz recognized that there was a need for a quality wine information app for iPhone, and made it their mission to create a simple but powerful tool which could be appreciated by novices and connoisseurs alike. In order to help users quickly...

In our last post on mobile payments, we talked about how smartphone-based self-checkout solutions are changing the way we shop. Today we’re going to look at how mobile point-of-sale (POS) systems are disrupting the payments space.   By creating a product that turns any mobile device into a POS system, companies like Square, Intuit or LevelUp have drastically disrupted the POS market causing a plummet in payment fees.  The drop in costs...

Today we’re going to talk about mobile self-checkout systems, and how they’re going to affect the way we shop. Most of us are used to the self-checkout kiosks seen at grocery stores. These bulky units have reduced the time it takes to shop by providing customers with the option to interact with a machine rather than a person. Recent studies demonstrate that half of shoppers are choosing this method over that...

We’re excited to present a new blog series which will take a dive into the world of mobile payments, examining the self-checkout, point-of-sale, and digital wallet solutions are presenting themselves in the marketplace. Here’s a quick overview of what’s to come:   Mobile Self-Checkout Solutions Our first post will examine existing and up-and-coming mobile self-checkout solutions, and how these new systems will transform the way we shop.  Existing self-checkout solutions that are common...

Hi Everyone! Well we can’t believe it’s that time already, but voting is out for 2013 panels at the annual South by Southwest (SXSW) conference in Austin, TX! Like 2,300 others, we’ve submitted a panel proposal, so we need your vote to make it onto the bill! Anticipating this high demand we cleverly added the word “sexy” to the title of our panel, which we figured would raise some eyebrows. VOTE NOW In...

    Recent Trends in Mobile Shopping Recent research conducted by Nielsen reveals that that over 45 million Americans (or 47% of all US smartphone users), utilize shopping apps on their mobile devices. The study, conducted in June of 2012, found that users access these apps seventeen times per month on average. Here’s a list of the top ten apps people are using to shop:   Figure 1 - Top 5 Shopping Apps (June 2012)   The...

Several weeks ago we announced our brand new Scandit Product API, which provides developers with access to over 25 million UPC mappings. Today we’d like to share some information about the premium data that is offered through our Product API, which includes warranties, nutritional information, and European product data.   Warranties Through an exclusive partnership with Warranty Life, Scandit now offers developers the ability to monetize their apps by selling extended warranties for...