Today we’re happy to present another usage scenario which explores how smartphone-based barcode scanning is being used in the enterprise.  To continue our series, we’ll look at how the companies across industries and government agencies can leverage smartphone-based barcode scanning to track document details using a simple mobile app. Barcode-Based Document Tracking: A World of Details Once upon a time there was a vision of the paperless office, a world dominated by...

In the past couple of months we’ve covered many usage scenarios within the retail industry where smartphone-based barcode scanning is being utilized. These included mobile shopping, inventory management, procurement, consumer empowerment, mobile wallets, price comparison, salesforce empowerment, point of sale and self-checkout. Today we’re going to continue the discussion by looking at how list making apps benefit consumers by improving their overall shopping experience. New Ways to Make Shopping Lists Through the...

Today we’re excited to continue a series of posts that will take a look at how the healthcare industry can utilizing smartphone-based barcode scanning to improve patient care, empower healthcare professionals and reduce cost. In this post we’ll cover the patient bedside care usage scenario.  Stay tuned for more usage scenarios from the healthcare industry in the coming weeks. Barcodes at Bedside: How are they used? Healthcare professionals have traditionally used peripheral...

Over the past couple of months we've discussed a variety of usage scenarios in the retail industry where smartphone-based barcode scanning is being integrated into mobile apps. Today we’ll continue this discussion by looking at the price comparison usage scenario. Price Comparison for Retailers and E-tailers: Bane or Benefit? Price comparison apps act as a tool for consumers to identify where they can purchase a product at the lowest cost. It’s no...

Join Scandit at TiConf, America’s first premier community-run, mobile development conference focused on Appcelerator Titanium—set to be held in Baltimore, MD on June 28th and 29th, 2013. TiConf is based around JavaScript and Appcelerator Titanium, and will feature workshops and talks from some of the best Titanium developers and businesspeople from around the globe. Speakers include Appcelerator CEO Jeff Haynie, many engineers from Appcelerator’s development team and speakers from other companies...

Today we’re very excited to release an enterprise barcode scanner comparison chart that looks at the differences between total cost of ownership (TCO) and feature sets associated with popular mobile hardware including dedicated handheld scanners, smartphone-based scanners and mobile computers.   How We Constructed our Barcode Scanning Hardware Comparison For the comparison we evaluated one low-cost scanner—the Motorola LS2208, one popular mobile computer—the Intermec CN4, and two smartphone devices running the Scandit Barcode...

Today we’re excited to begin a series of posts that will take a look at how the healthcare industry is utilizing smartphone-based barcode scanning. We’ll begin today with pharmacy apps, and how identifying prescriptions with the scan of a barcode can empower both pharmacists and patients alike.  Stay tuned for more healthcare-related usage scenarios in the coming weeks. Identifying Drugs and Drug-Related Information Healthcare professionals have traditionally used peripheral barcode scanning hardware...

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 consumer empowerment apps. Typical Features of Consumer Empowerment Apps Consumer empowerment apps can take on many forms. An app could be designed to provide price comparison and review information—or on the other end of the spectrum a retailer...