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Attention: This page is out of date Looking for a guide to the latest rugged smartphones for the enterprise?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 very excited to announce the latest release of our Scandit Barcode Scanner SDK for iOS! The new release features a number of improvements that are designed to optimize the performance of our barcode scanner, especially on devices running iOS 7. This release builds on the major improvements we introduced in v3.0.0, which for the first time, brought enterprise-grade barcode scanning to smartphones and tablet devices. The barcode scanner has amazing full-screen scanning capabilities,...

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...

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...