Imagine you’re a manager who needs to purchase barcode scanners for 100, or even 1,000 employees. Which devices should you purchase? Should you choose a traditional mobile computer, or are smartphone devices a reliable and cost effective alternative? In order to help answer this question, we developed a comparison of the cost and feature differences between popular barcode scanning devices. The comparison focuses on establishing one of the most important metrics for...

Our latest case study takes a look at the popular UK-based social ticketing platform Fatsoma. Fatsoma got its start as a marketing platform for event promoters. Since event discovery is only one of the many challenges promoters face, Fatsoma decided to build a mobile ticketing solution that would also help to streamline event operations.  The result was a ticketing app that helps promoters check guests into events and monitors attendance in...

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...

With recent Gartner predictions that smartglasses will revolutionize the field service industry, wearable computers like Google Glass have been brought into the center of discussion among enterprise IT professionals. Today we wanted to share some of the professional opinions we’ve encountered regarding Glass-based scanning in warehouse environments. In prompting discussions in online professional groups, we found that there are many diverse perspectives regarding the use of wearable computers in warehouse and...

Attention: This page is out of date Looking for a guide to the latest rugged smartphones for the enterprise? Check out our 2015 Rugged Smartphone Buyer's Guide for a comprehensive review of the top 20 rugged smartphones available for the enterprise in 2015.   Over the past few weeks we’ve been discussing the value rugged smartphones bring to enterprise environments. Today were very excited to share a rugged smartphone purchasing guide we've been developing...

We’re thrilled to announce that Scandit technology will now be available to developers using the popular Xamarin mobile application development environment. With the release of our iOS and Android Xamarin components, Xamarin developers can easily add an enterprise-grade barcode scanner to their iOS and Android apps. The Xamarin platform allows developers to create mobile apps for iOS, Android and Windows Mobile using a single C# code base. The consolidation of source...

Today we’re going to explore a movement in enterprise IT known as the “consumerization of IT.” Basically, the “consumerization of IT” represents a shift in the enterprise where IT departments are beginning to allow and incorporate consumer devices and simpler, more design-focused applications in the workplace. From using their own consumer-grade smart devices, employees are beginning to expect the same focus on design and simple user experience from enterprise applications...

Over the past couple of months we’ve introduced a variety of usage scenarios where smartphone-based barcode scanning is being utilized in the enterprise. To continue the discussion, today we’ll look at how the logistics industry can leverage smartphone-based barcode scanning for package shipment and delivery apps. The World of Package Delivery: Past and Future Most of you have probably had a package delivered to your home in the past. Typically the delivery...