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...

We’re thrilled today to announce that with their most recent release, the popular shopping app shopkick is now supported by Scandit barcode scanning technology. Check out the full press release for the scoop. shopkick is one of the coolest apps to ever hit the mobile world.  The app is basically a game where shoppers earn points called “kicks” that lead to rewards and discounts from leading retailers. shopkick works at popular stores...

Today we’re excited to release a new case study which takes a look at the integration of our Scandit Barcode Scanner SDK into the popular Nokaut.pl price comparison app! Nokaut.pl recognized that consumers were increasingly accessing their mobile page in-store, so they made it their mission to build a dedicated app that would help users find prices and product reviews in a simple and easy to use interface. In order to...

An International architecture exhibition which recently opened in Venice, Italy has transformed the QR code into an object of great beauty and enchantment. The exhibit, titled "i-city," is being featured at the Russia Pavilion through the 25th of November at  Venice Biennale. Designed by SPEECH Techoban /Kuznetsov, the exhibit is designed to showcase the work of the Strolkovo Innovation Center, focusing on scientific research in the areas of IT, Biomed, Energy, Space, Nuclear Tech....

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...

  Today we’re going to continue our latest blog series on why NFC tags will never replace the barcode by taking a look at the number of NFC-capable devices currently availabe on the market. We argue that there are far too few NFC-capable devices to make a case for replacing the barcode. Just a few days ago Comscore reported the U.S. mobile subscriber market share for April 2012, which had Android climbing...

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...