Over the past month we've taken a close look at the retail industry, and a variety of usage scenarios contained within. Today we’ll continue the conversation by diving into the world of mobile shopping apps. New Opportunities for Retailers Through the ubiquity of mobile devices, retailers have a new opportunity to connect with consumers on a global scale, bringing their own unique shopping experience to any smartphone-carrying consumer. The mobile smartphone has effectively condensed...

Over the past few weeks we’ve discussed apps that are used internally in the retail industry for the inventory management, procurement and self checkout processes. Today we're going to tackle mobile point-of-sale apps, and discuss how they are changing the game in the retail industry. Traditional vs. modern mobile point-of-sale systems In the past, point-of-sale systems included the large and expensive hardware we've become familiar from retail enviornments. In just the last few years, new and innovative tablet and smartphone-based...

The enterprise IT landscape is changing rapidly because of mobile devices and innovative new employee-facing apps. More and more enterprises are looking to enable a BYOD (bring your own device) environment, and empower employees through their smart devices. This presents an incredible opportunity to transform traditional business processes, resulting in reduced costs and increased efficiency for forward thinking enterprises who embrace mobile. Over the next few weeks we’ll take a...

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...

This past year has been incredible for Scandit. Thanks to the support of developers from around the globe our community has been growing rapidly. Thousands are now utilizing our barcode scanning technology, product data and m-commerce services. Here’s a quick recap of the biggest highlights from the past year:   PRODUCT RELEASES Scandit Community Edition Unveiled: Free Barcode Scanner SDK and Product API In July of 2012, we announced our biggest product release yet...

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...

We’re excited to announce that our Barcode Scanner SDK will soon support PDF417 barcode scanning! Developers will be able to start scanning PDF417 codes with our Barcode Scanner SDK v3.0.0, set to be released on  iOS in late January 2o13, and on Android in early February 2013. PDF417 barcodes are unique 2D codes which are used in a variety of applications such as transport and inventory management solutions.  Most of you will...