Today were thrilled to reveal the Scandit community edition! Our new offering provides free access to both our best-in-class Barcode Scanner SDK and the all-new Product API, with product data for over 25 million UPCs. The community edition provides access to what is now the largest UPC-based product database on the web and—for the first time ever—makes Scandit’s advanced scan technology available to developers free of charge! Interested developers can...

In our previous post in our “barcode vs. NFC” blog series, we talked about the prohibitive cost of NFC tags and the effort required to develop custom tagging solutions for many different product packaging. Today, we'll look at the benefits of NFC tags on consumer products from a B2B perspective or -- too be more precise -- the lack of such benefits. In recent years, RFID has received a lot of...

Lately we’ve been talking a lot about QR codes, first we created a guide that demonstrates how to easily create personalized QR codes, and more recently our CTO Christian discussed QR codes on Swiss National Television. Today we want to continue the discussion by taking an in-depth look at the error correction capabilities of QR codes. It turns out that all QR codes have built-in error correction capabilities that allow for...

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...

Coop@home, the highly popular app of the Swiss national retail chain Coop, is disrupting the world of grocery shopping by combining mobile shopping with home delivery. In extending the traditional supermarket experience with virtual shelves, the experience of grocery shopping is completely transformed and waiting in line is no longer necessary. The grocery store is now everywhere there is a product or everywhere product information can be displayed. Imagine turning...

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...

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...