Hi Everyone! Well we can’t believe it’s that time already, but voting is out for 2013 panels at the annual South by Southwest (SXSW) conference in Austin, TX! Like 2,300 others, we’ve submitted a panel proposal, so we need your vote to make it onto the bill! Anticipating this high demand we cleverly added the word “sexy” to the title of our panel, which we figured would raise some eyebrows. VOTE NOW In...

    Recent Trends in Mobile Shopping Recent research conducted by Nielsen reveals that that over 45 million Americans (or 47% of all US smartphone users), utilize shopping apps on their mobile devices. The study, conducted in June of 2012, found that users access these apps seventeen times per month on average. Here’s a list of the top ten apps people are using to shop:   Figure 1 - Top 5 Shopping Apps (June 2012)   The...

Several weeks ago we announced our brand new Scandit Product API, which provides developers with access to over 25 million UPC mappings. Today we’d like to share some information about the premium data that is offered through our Product API, which includes warranties, nutritional information, and European product data.   Warranties Through an exclusive partnership with Warranty Life, Scandit now offers developers the ability to monetize their apps by selling extended warranties for...

Today we're excited to share an amazing video showcasing the "Barcode Band," an experimental work assembled by a team of creative Korean artists. As you may have guessed, the "barcode band" is a series of barcodes that when scanned produce tones and sounds from typical rock and roll instruments. Through this method the team produced the ‘Barcode Band Music Box," a new instrument made up from an assembly of barcodes, computer...

Today we’re going to take a look at the PhoneGap Barcode Scanner plugin by Scandit, and explore how developers can benefit from working with this innovative platform. PhoneGap is a popular open source framework for quickly building cross-platform mobile apps using HTML5, Javascript and CSS. The framework is designed to make it easy for web developers to get started building apps on iOS and Android devices, alongside five other mobile...

MassTLC, The Massachusetts Technology Leadership Council, has nominated Scandit’s Barcode Scanner as its consumer product of the year! And we need your vote to win. Our Barcode Scanner SDK boasts the best speed and performance among comparable barcode scanners for Android and iOS devices. Through any-angle scanning and lightning-fast barcode recognition, our scan technology works well across thousands of devices, even on phones without autofocus cameras. Through our new community edition...

Today we’re excited release another case study detailing the integration of our Scandit barcode scanner SDK into the popular Out of Milk app! Out of Milk was built by Capagami, a Florida-based startup who recently relocated to San Francisco in order to participate in the Bay Area’s entrepreneurial ecosystem. In building Out of Milk, the Capagami team worked to simplify and enhance the user experience of making lists on mobile devices....

Last week we announced an exclusive partnership with Warranty Life, an innovative provider of third-party extended warranties. Today we want explain in more detail what this means for developers. Through the new Product API, developers can now sell extended warranties directly within their apps. These warranties cover millions of US and Canadian consumer products, and are accessible through the Universal Product Code (UPC) included on a product’s package. The sale of...