Mobile Self-Scanning Performance Review – Scandit Barcode Scanner SDK

| Products & Solutions , Retail

Fast, Reliable, Scalable Self‑Scanning

Stores are designed for the human eye — the robust artificial lighting to highlight both walkways and colorfully branded products and marketing.

But store conditions can be a tough environment for barcode scanning.

And there are thousands of barcodes in-store – printed on a variety of surfaces, sizes, types, and conditions. Some are even wrapped around corners.

For a self-scanning application to function in this environment, the barcode scanning engine needs to scan the first time, every time. No one wants a customer standing around the store waving a phone at a product trying to align the scanner and the barcode.

Especially not in the current environment.

So we have shot a video series to demonstrate Scandit’s Barcode Scanner SDK achieves this benchmark. They were shot in a real store on an iPhone 8. Besides the fake phone cases, we can happily report there are zero production values.

What you see here is what you would get if you were testing our barcode scanner in-store yourself.

Glare from artificial lighting

Stores are windowless environments with bright lighting. Products using reflective packaging can potentially present a challenge to a barcode scanner.

If the scan fails, then it’s left to the customer to shift position or change the product’s angle. Here we show how Scandit’s barcode scanning test app deals with it.

See how Scandit handles surface glare and warped barcodes.

Likewise, warped barcodes are ubiquitous on tubular packaging. Again Scandit’s SDK can handle this easily.

Small products with smaller barcodes

Gone are the times when small products were attached to a piece of card designed around a large barcode and a logo. It is up to the scanner to handle small barcodes.

Easily handles small barcodes on cosmetics and fresh produce.

Dedicated scanners can handle small barcodes. So can Scandit-powered smartphone scanning apps.

Damaged and torn barcodes

Accidents happen – barcodes can be damaged or obscured. This is especially true on fresh produce like fruit and vegetables where the labels are often attached by a hurried store associate.

Scandit can handle a barcode even if it is ripped in half.

Here damaged barcodes make little difference to the speed or efficiency of the scan. In fact, the only way Scandit’s SDK could fail to make the scan is if part of the barcode had been removed.

Easy implementation and testing

Whatever your store environment, Scandit can help you quickly introduce barcode scanning into your application. It also works on over 20,000 different device models.

In fact, Scandit’s Barcode Scanner SDK can have an existing native app scanning barcodes in as little as four weeks. And that includes implementation and testing. On a web application, this can be as little as five minutes.

And with Scandit’s high-level performance and support, giving your customers an application with first-class scanning capability is guaranteed.

Like to test it out for yourself? Then be our guest – go here to download a test SDK.