Recently we released a barcode generator tool which can create QR, UPC, EAN, ITF, Code 39 and Code 128 barcodes! Besides these barcodes, the Scandit Barcode Scanner SDK also supports barcodes such as Datamatrix and PDF417. Today we're going to take a look at all these different code types and what their uses are. Different applications use different barcode symbologies. Consumer goods manufacturers almost exclusively use UPC-A and EAN-13, and also...

Today we’re thrilled to announce the release of our barcode generator! With the new tool, developers will have the ability to generate codes of varying symbologies, serving a broad scope of use cases. All you have to do is specify values to encode, hit the “generate” button and a graphical code will be displayed on the screen. The barcode generator can create the following types of barcodes:   EAN-13 and UPC-A Barcodes Create a UPC-A code...

Hi Everyone! We’ve got a juicy week of announcements coming up, so stay tuned so you don’t miss out! Today to kick things off we wanted to share our new Product API pricing plans! The Scandit Product API provides access to our product database containing over 25 million UPCs mapped to product names. We also offer premium product data such as descriptions, categories, images, nutritional information and ingredients. Here’s the breakdown of the new...

Recently we announced the release our barcode scanner module for the Titanium platform, and today we wanted to share some details about how to work with it. In order to work with this guide you must download and install Titanium Studio. Appcelerator provides some great resources including training videos, ebooks, and documentation to get you started! Instructions for getting started with the Scandit Titanium module have been updated and are located in...

We’re excited to announce today that the Scandit Product API now features detailed grocery product data from the folks over at FoodEssentials! FoodEssentials offers an up-to-date, comprehensive, food label database which includes ingredients, allergen, additive and nutrient information for grocery products.  Now developers using the Scandit Product API will have access to this incredibly appetizing data set. With this data you can enable your users to simply search by UPC, brand,...

In a world of mobile apps, linking grocery product data and barcodes makes sense, and we’re going to tell you why. There are many different scenarios that call for grocery-centric product data in apps. And one of the easiest ways to deliver this data to users is by allowing them to scan a product’s barcode. Some common use cases are: Dieting Apps which lookup nutritional facts Shopping or list-making apps which display nutritional...

Today we’re going to chat about a special kind of 2D barcode known as the Datamatrix code. Datamatrix codes are 2D barcodes which consist of black and white cells assembled into a square, much like a QR code. These codes have a very small footprint, which makes them ideal for logistics and operations solutions where small products have limited whitespace. To add perspective, the US Electronic Industries Alliance (EIA) recommends that...

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...