Howdy! We're excited to debut our newest and geekiest creation yet: the Haikode!  These barcode-themed poems follow the traditional structure of Haikus with a barcode twist. For those that don't know, Haikus are short poems containing three lines in which the first line contains five syllables, the second line contains seven syllables and the third line contains five syllables. Anyone can create these fun poems in no time! In experimenting with these...

Ever wonder how QR codes work? How they're created? Our CTO Christian Floerkemeier was featured in a enlightening piece on Swiss National Television that took an in-depth look at the technical side of the QR code. The show, Einstein, reports weekly on science and engineering issues. The topic was 1D and 2D code scanning with mobile phones--including how QR codes are generated, how they are decoded with a cell phone...

Today we’re excited to release a brand new case study that details the integration of our Scandit SDK with the awesome mobile shopping and checkout platform QThru. Through its scalable cloud-based shopping platform, QThru enables the creation of retailer-branded mobile shopping applications that feature self-checkout, couponing, product information and store location. QThru realized that through combining their mobile shopping platform with a barcode-based mobile self-checkout system they could provide consumers a...

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...

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...

  Welcome! Today we’re excited to continue our discussion on blurry barcode scanning and its impact on companies developing product-centric mobile apps. As we mentioned last week, we recently completed a market study to determine how many mobile devices out there still don’t have autofocus cameras and how these break down across geographies and platforms. Today we’re thrilled to share the results with you.   Overview We conducted our original study* for both the iOS...

Yesterday, Christof – our COO and backend guru – gave a talk about Apache Cassandra at Netcetera, one of the largest Swiss software companies with a growing focus on mobile applications. As you already know from a previous post, Scandit relies on Cassandra for its scalable backend infrastructure. In his talk yesterday, Christof explained the inner workings of Cassandra and general NoSQL concepts in more detail and also showed why...

Woot! A thrilling year is coming to an end. A few weeks ago we already published a video visualizing the barcode scanning activity in our Scandit App over the past 12 months across the US. In this last blog post of this year, we want to give you a quick summary of some other key aspects of the Scandit year 2011! Barcode Scanning and Product Interaction Products: New self-service barcode scanning platform...