Apps developed for Google Glass and other wearable devices are presenting new opportunities for innovation across verticals. These apps will not only allow consumers to interact with or purchase products with the blink of an eye or a simple verbal cue, they have the power to redefine the way we work. Our “Pick by Vision” demo app showcases an order fulfillment process utilizing Scandit’s barcode scanning technology on Google Glass. The...

Today we’re going to take a look at the lesser-known MSI Plessey barcode symbology. MSI Plessey (or Modified Plessey) was developed by the MSI Data Corporation to serve as an evolution of the original Plessey barcode, which was created in the early 1970s. The original Plessey barcode was developed for the library industry, though today the MSI Plessey code is typically used for inventory management in retail environments. You will...

We are often approached by companies interested in leveraging smartphone-based scanning in their apps, but unsure of how to get started with Scandit. Our partners provide several solutions to this dilemma. Let’s start with an example. Imagine I’m an established retailer, and I really want to engage my customers with a personalized shopping experience by creating a mobile shopping app. I decide that creating an app that provides product information, deals,...

Over the past few months we’ve been discussing the value rugged smartphone devices bring to the enterprise. Today we wanted to provide a short recap of the topics we’ve covered: Understanding Ruggedness There are many different types of “rugged” smartphones which are suited to a variety of environments and circumstances. The ruggedness of these devices is measured by two main standards, environmental sealant, which protects against water, dirt and dust, and military drop...

Today we’re going to talk about a new type of barcode, known as the GS1 QR code. We’re all familiar with QR Codes, those square shaped 2D matrix codes we find on posters, products, business cards and just about anywhere these days. QR codes are unique in that they have a higher data storage capacity than 1D codes, and they are easily read with any camera-equipped smartphone. The data QR codes...

Recently we announced that our upcoming Scandit Barcode Scanner SDK v3.0.0 will support PDF417 barcode scanning for the iOS and Android platforms, and today we’re going to look at these unique barcodes, and discuss their characteristics and uses. Here's an example of a what a PDF417 barocde looks like: PDF417 barcodes are linear barcodes which can store large amounts of data securely. Unlike 2D codes such as QR and Datamatrix, which...

We're excited to provide developers with a first look at our new Scandit Barcode Scanner SDK v3.0.0. The release candidate will be available for iOS developers starting in late January 2013, and the Android release will be in mid to late February 2013. The new Barcode Scanner SDK will also be made available for use on the Phonegap and Titanium platforms. Sign up for a free Community Edition account or...