Howdy! Today we’re going to share some of the geekiest barcode novelty items that are out there. The best part is that all of this geekery is available for purchase on Etsy! Check it out:   Custom QR Code Cufflinks - $24.99 These handmade cufflinks will include a custom QR code of your choice. They’re great for the barcode obsessed business professional.   QR Code Temporary Tattoos – 12.00/set Aren’t you just dying to have a giant...

Recently we announced that our upcoming Scandit Barcode Scanner SDK v3.0.0 will support PDF417 barcode scanning for the iOS and Android platforms, and today we’re going to look at these unique barcodes, and discuss their characteristics and uses. Here's an example of a what a PDF417 barocde looks like: PDF417 barcodes are linear barcodes which can store large amounts of data securely. Unlike 2D codes such as QR and Datamatrix, which...

Today we’re excited to provide a walkthrough on how to work with the Scandit barcode generator. The barcode generator works with UPC-A, EAN-13, EAN-8, ITF, Code 39, Code 128 and QR code types.  Here’s the breakdown for each code type:   EAN-13 and UPC-A Barcode Generator EAN-13 and UPC-A barcodes are used to identify products at the point of sale. To create these codes you simply enter 12 numerical digits for a UPC-A code...

We're excited to provide developers with a first look at our new Scandit Barcode Scanner SDK v3.0.0. The release candidate will be available for iOS developers starting in late January 2013, and the Android release will be in mid to late February 2013. The new Barcode Scanner SDK will also be made available for use on the Phonegap and Titanium platforms. Sign up for a free Community Edition account or...

Last week we took a look at the top 5 impressive mobile stats from 2012 and the top 5 creative uses of QR codes, and this week we’re continuing in the “top 5” spirit by taking a look at some of the awesome gadgets from this year’s Consumer Electronics Show. Here are our top 5 picks from this year’s CES:   Sony Xperia Z  The Sony Xperia Z is at first glance, simply...

Recently we explored the top 5 mobile stats from 2012, and today we’re going continue in the “Top 5” spirit by taking a look at the most creative uses of QR codes: Virtual Stores: Tesco Tesco may have come up with the greatest repurposing of public space with the creation of their “virtual stores.” You know those posters and advertisements that cover the walls of subway stations in major cities? With the...

2012 was incredibly exciting year for mobile. Smartphone sales are going through the roof, consumers are falling in love with their tablets and the app ecosystem is robust and growing exponentially. The growing ubiquity of smartphones has enabled a transformation of commerce, with more and more consumers using their mobile devices to shop from home and in-store. This is just the beginning. We wanted to share some of the most insightful...