Over the past few weeks we’ve discussed apps that are used internally in the retail industry for the inventory management, procurement and self checkout processes. We’ve explored the automotive industry by looking at VIN scanning, and today we’re going take a look at how mobile ticketing apps are transforming the entertainment industry. Past vs. Present In the past, admitting patrons to events required dedicated scanner hardware or manually looking up attendees as...

Over the past few weeks we’ve discussed apps that are used internally in the retail industry for the inventory management,  procurement and self-checkout processes, and today we’re going to switch gears by diving into how people are utilizing mobile VIN scanning in the automotive industry.   How are VIN numbers used? VIN numbers are used for a variety of purposes, with the most common being vehicle appraisals and looking up vehicle history information....

Last week, Android developers from around the world gathered in Berlin for the annual DroidCon conference.  Our COO Christof Roduner gave a stellar presentation and today we’re happy to share the slides with you. In this presentation, Christof goes over Scandit’s products and services, some recent enterprise IT trends, Android technology and challenges, and a variety of usage scenarios where smartphone-based barcode scanning can add value to business processes. Check it...

Over the past few weeks we’ve discussed apps that are used internally in the retail industry for the inventory management and procurement processes, and today we’re going to switch gears a little by looking at looking at how consumer-driven self-checkout apps are transforming the marketplace.   How does Self-checkout Work? Many supermarkets have already implemented the large self-checkout units we’ve all become accustomed to. By applying this concept to smartphone devices, providing consumers...

Lots of speculation has been flying around regarding what Google Glass and other wearable computing devices mean for the future of mobile tech and the world we live in. Today we’re going to share the details we’ve found regarding Google Glass, and discuss its potential to be combined with barcode scanning and product data services to create innovative new apps. #ifIhadglass What We Know Recently, the Google team gave developers at SXSW...

Today we're excited to announce that our Phonegap Barcode Scanner plugin now supports Plugman! Plugman is a command line tool to distribute and package plugins for use with PhoneGap/Cordova. Here are instructions on how to install the Scandit plugin into your Phonegap/Cordova project using Plugman: Sign up and download the Scandit SDK Cordova Plugins for iOS and Android from your Scandit SDK account. Install Android and iOS Scandit SDK Plugin using Plugman [java] plugman --platform android --project . --plugin plugman...

Today is a truly special day. 40 years ago today in 1973, GS1 standardized the barcode, ushering in an era of commerce-driven bliss.  As fate would have it, on the same day, the first mobile phone call was made. Both of these technologies have transformed our world in so many ways, and paved the way for a great deal of innovation. Here at Scandit we’d like to propose a toast...

Today we’re going to continue our discussion about barcode scanning apps and usage scenarios in the Enterprise by diving into the inventory management processes of the retail industry.  Similarly to procurement, designing or utilizing a smartphone app to streamline your inventory management processes can reduce both labor and hardware costs, while greatly speeding up your business processes.  Here are some typical inventory management processes involving barcode scanning: 1)      Scan products to...