Howdy! Conference season is full swing. We’ve been at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona all week, and now we’re getting ready to travel the globe to participate in many more events. We’ll be at the following conferences, so please get in touch if you want to meet up!                                                                [table caption="Scandit Spring Event Schedule" nl="^" width="570"] Date, Event, Location, 3/20-3/22/13, ECPA Payment Summit*, Brussels - Belgium, 4/7-4/10/13, Droidcon 2013*, Berlin - Germany, 4/9-4/10/13, adTech, San...

Mobile World Congress is off and running! And there are still 2 more days left. You can stay up to date with the latest happenings in Barcelona by tuning into the live stream. Here are our highlights from what has happened thusfar: Mozilla enters the smartphone wars with new Firefox mobile OS Mozilla officially revealed their new Firefox OS for mobile, which is built on HTML5 and designed to target consumers who...

Howdy! Well time is flying. Another year has passed and it’s time for yet another Mobile World Congress in Barcelona! This year’s event runs from Monday February 25th through Thursday February 28th. For those of you who won’t be able to make it to Barcelona, be sure to check out the live stream. For attendees we’ve assembled a short list of tips to help you along your journey: Check the Exhibitor List Wow! There...

We’re excited to announce that our CEO Samuel Mueller will be speaking at Europe’s Titanium Conference, tiConf 2013, this Thursday in Valencia, Spain.  tiConf is a 2-day mobile development conference primarily based around JavaScript and Appcelerator Titanium, which will feature workshops and talks from some of the best Titanium developers and businesspeople in Europe. Sam’s talk is on Saturday February 23rd at 4:50pm.  Here’s the scoop: Using a Barcode Scanner to Expand...

  Howdy! Today we'd like to share some of our favorite jokes for geeks and developers. Get your workday started with a juicy bit of laughter and pass it along:   Q: how many programmers does it take to change a light bulb? A: none, that's a hardware problem   To understand what recursion is, you must first understand recursion.   Q. How did the programmer die in the shower? A. He read the shampoo bottle instructions: Lather. Rinse. Repeat.   3...

Today we’re going to talk about a new type of barcode, known as the GS1 QR code. We’re all familiar with QR Codes, those square shaped 2D matrix codes we find on posters, products, business cards and just about anywhere these days. QR codes are unique in that they have a higher data storage capacity than 1D codes, and they are easily read with any camera-equipped smartphone. The data QR codes...

Today we wanted to share the work of Scott Blake, an artist who specializes in working with barcodes. Much of Scott’s work comprises large scale portraits of famous people composed entirely out of barcodes. His most famous piece is the “Barcode Jesus,” with other prominent pieces including portraits of Marilyn Monroe, Elvis Presley and Oprah Winfrey. What’s more is that many of these art pieces are interactive, where scanning any barcode...

Today we’re going to take a look at Datamatrix codes, the small 2D matrix codes commonly using to track small products or electronics. We’ll also talk about how you can support Datamatrix codes on your iOS and Android apps using the Scandit Barcode Scanner SDK. Datamatrix codes were originally created by Data Matrix, Inc, which was acquired by Siemens in 2005, and then Microscan Systems in 2008. Today Datamatrix code standards...