QR Codes seem to be popping up everywhere these days, compelling passerby’s to whip out their phones and scan. As the QR code becomes more commonplace, we’ve also been seeing them pop up in some not so common places. We wanted to share our top picks for the wackiest QR codes we’ve came across.   1.  QR Codes on Tombstones… This is about as strange as it gets. For $10,000 the Japanese company...

Today we’re excited to release a brand-new feature that will allow our users to scan “natural” barcodes. “What’s a natural barcode?”, you might ask? As some of you might have noted already, barcodes appear all over nature, on animals such as on zebras, tigers, clownfish or caterpillars, and also in a variety of trees and plantlife. With our revolutionary Scanimal function, we’re offering users a new way to interact with...

Back in November, we gave you an overview of the technology landscape that we use at Scandit to run our product analytics platform (Scanalytics). In response to that post, we received quite a few questions from people asking about our experience with the Apache Cassandra project, which we use for storing scan data and analytics reports. Because of this interest we thought it would be a great idea to share...

Today we’re excited to release another case study which illustrates the integration of our Scandit SDK with the comparis.ch Smartshopper app. Through the integration of our best-in-class barcode scanner Comparis has enabled its users to create intelligent shopping lists quickly and accurately. Comparis is a comparison service that started out by allowing users to compare the pros and cons of specific healthcare providers. Over the years, Comparis has broadened its scope to...

  Continuing in the spirit of fun and interesting barcode facts, we wanted to share some of the most incredible barcodes we’ve ever set our eyes upon—barcode buildings! We’ve found two dazzling structures inspired by barcode design, the Barcode Hall in China and the Shtrikh-kod shopping mall  in Russia. The Barcode Halls [caption id="attachment_2246" align="alignleft" width="570" caption="Image 1 - The Barcode Halls (source: gmp-architekten.de)"][/caption] [caption id="attachment_2245" align="alignleft" width="570" caption="Image 2 - The Barcode Halls...

To highlight the journey of the barcode from idea to ubiquity we’ve taken a long look at barcode history, and assembled a list of our favorite fun and weird facts we found along the way. Check it out:   1.  The first use of the barcode was to label railroad cars Most of us see barcodes on products such as the food we buy, books, movies, and basically every modern consumer good. The...

A few weeks back we began blogging about the importance of supporting blurry barcode scanning for app developers.  In our last post, we took a look at a revealing original study demonstrating that over 140 million smartphones around the world lack autofocus cameras.  Today we’d like to continue the discussion by sharing some technical reasons to support blurry barcode scanning in your app. To do this we’d like to share...

Many of us take for granted information we access through our natural senses—the information we see, touch, taste, hear, and smell on a daily basis. For the blind population, gathering information from their environment is a daily struggle. Thankfully, mobile solutions are arising that help the visually impaired better interact with their environment. Today we’d like to share with you a great partner app called Codecheck that includes an innovative...