Howdy! Congratulations on surviving the holiday season! We recently shared our reflections from 2012, and today we’re changing gears to look ahead at all the fun stuff awaiting us in 2013. Here are our predictions for what’s in store: Revelations in Mobile Payments 2012 was big year for mobile payments, and the party is sure to continue in 2013. We’re expecting more big announcements from mobile POS companies such as Square, who gained significant...

Merry Christmas! Here's a special Christmas poem for your enjoyment: 'Twas the scan before Christmas, when all through the house Not a barcode was stirring, not even a mouse; The stockings were hung by the chimney with care, In hopes that the Scandit Bandit soon would be there; The children were nestled all snug in their beds, While visions of smartphones danced in their heads; And mamma in her 'kerchief, and I in my cap, had just scanned all...

This past year has been incredible for Scandit. Thanks to the support of developers from around the globe our community has been growing rapidly. Thousands are now utilizing our barcode scanning technology, product data and m-commerce services. Here’s a quick recap of the biggest highlights from the past year:   PRODUCT RELEASES Scandit Community Edition Unveiled: Free Barcode Scanner SDK and Product API In July of 2012, we announced our biggest product release yet...

Several months ago we announced the release of our Appcelerator barcode scanner module, which makes it quick and easy for developers to add a barcode scanner to their app. More recently we took a technical look at how developers can get started with the module, and today we’d like to share a recent Appcelerator webinar delivered by our CTO and co-founder Christian Floerkemeier. In the webinar Christian examines the benefits...

Recently we released a barcode generator tool which can create QR, UPC, EAN, ITF, Code 39 and Code 128 barcodes! Besides these barcodes, the Scandit Barcode Scanner SDK also supports barcodes such as Datamatrix and PDF417. Today we're going to take a look at all these different code types and what their uses are. Different applications use different barcode symbologies. Consumer goods manufacturers almost exclusively use UPC-A and EAN-13, and also...

Today we’re thrilled to announce the release of our brand new barcode generator! With the new tool, developers will have the ability to generate codes of varying symbologies, serving a broad scope of use cases. All you have to do is specify values to encode, hit the “generate” button and a graphical code will be displayed on the screen. The barcode generator can create the following types of barcodes:   EAN-13 and UPC-A Barcodes Create...

Howdy! As some of you may know, we've pioneered a new form of poetry known as the Haikode, a barcode-themed Haiku. This unique form of poetry has proven itself to put chuckles into the bellies of barcode-obsessed geeks worldwide, who've lovingly named these poems "lolcodes." You think cats are cuter? Wait til you see PDF417! Today we'd like to share some special edition Haikodes we've put together for the Holidays:   *Holiday Dinner* After all the goose QR...

The season is upon us! It’s time to gear up and head out into the world to get your Holiday Shopping done. We’ve put together a list of essential apps to you’ll want in your arsenal this year:   Shopkick – Shopping rewards (iOS and Android) Not only will it save you money, it’s totally fun! shopkick is basically a game where shoppers earn points called “kicks” that lead to rewards and discounts from...