Today we’re happy to present another usage scenario which explores how smartphone-based barcode scanning is being used in the enterprise.  To continue the discussion, today we’ll look at how the manufacturing industry can leverage smartphone-based barcode scanning in parts tracking apps for quality assurance or assembly. Tracking Parts in a Manufacturing Plant: Past and Future Manufacturing plants manage all of little parts and pieces required to put together everything from computers to...

Over the past couple of months we’ve introduced a variety of usage scenarios where smartphone-based barcode scanning is being utilized in the enterprise. To continue the discussion, today we’ll look at how the logistics industry can leverage smartphone-based barcode scanning for package shipment and delivery apps. The World of Package Delivery: Past and Future Most of you have probably had a package delivered to your home in the past. Typically the delivery...

Over the past few weeks we’ve discussed a variety of usage scenarios in the retail industry where smartphone-based barcode scanning is being leveraged through mobile apps. Today we’ll continue this discussion by looking at a new type of employee-facing mobile app that’s e been emerging, sales force empowerment apps. The Life of a Retail Sales Person: Past and Present Sales people at brick and mortar retail locations field a large variety of...

Over the past few weeks we’ve discussed a variety of usage scenarios in the retail industry where smartphone-based barcode scanning is being leveraged for a wide variety of purposes. Today we’ll continue this discussion by looking at how retailers are utilizing mobile wallet apps. Customer Loyalty in the Past In the past, consumers would spend hours going through the newspaper cutting out coupons and organizing them by hand. Similarly, over the...

Yesterday Android developers from around the world converged in San Francisco for the annual Google I/O conference. In an odd twist of scheduling, Google decided to knock all the keynotes out of the way at once, delivering one 4-hour long keynote. While it wasn’t quite as sensational as the skydiving stunt of 2012, the 2013 keynote contained a few announcements developers may find interesting. We’ve been on the ground at...

Over the past month we've taken a close look at the retail industry, and a variety of usage scenarios contained within. Today we’ll continue the conversation by diving into the world of mobile shopping apps. New Opportunities for Retailers Through the ubiquity of mobile devices, retailers have a new opportunity to connect with consumers on a global scale, bringing their own unique shopping experience to any smartphone-carrying consumer. The mobile smartphone has effectively condensed...

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. Today we're going to tackle mobile point-of-sale apps, and discuss how they are changing the game in the retail industry. Traditional vs. modern mobile point-of-sale systems In the past, point-of-sale systems included the large and expensive hardware we've become familiar from retail enviornments. In just the last few years, new and innovative tablet and smartphone-based...

Today we have some great news! After months of hard work, we're excited to release our brand new Barcode Scanner SDK for iOS (version 3.0.0). This major release incorporates our biggest and most important improvements to date and, for the first time, brings enterprise-grade barcode scanning to smartphones and tablet devices. The new SDK has amazing full-screen scanning capabilities, scans all major barcodes and works even at extremely skewed, pitched and tilted angles (including 360°...