When most people think of Scandit they think of enterprise barcode scanning in a warehouse or stockroom. What might be a surprise to some is the prevalence of Scandit’s technology in the consumer mobile app marketplace as well. Scandit is used in dozens of consumer-facing mShopping, price comparison, product lookup and customer loyalty applications. Today, we’ll be taking a closer look at shopkick and how they help connect the physical...

We often associate barcode scanners with retail environments, but there are many industries that leverage scanning technology. In this customer spotlight, we'll share what smartphone-based barcode scanning can—and is—doing for the logistics industry with a close look at Grieshaber Logistik AG, a distributor for Goodyear Dunlop Tires Germany. Grieshaber Logistik is a European logistics firm that manages a comprehensive product distribution network for Goodyear Dunlop Tires Germany. Scandit recently teamed up...

There are many types of barcodes—and each brings unique opportunities and challenges to the table. With such a range of options to choose from, it can be tough to determine which barcodes will best suit your products, inventory or assets. Should you invest in 1D or 2D barcodes? Which barcode variants work best for your specific industry? And, most importantly, which barcodes will provide the highest efficiency and business value...

If you’ve followed our blog in the past, you know that barcode haikus —or the Haikode— are a favorite of ours at Scandit. With the fall season just beginning, it’s time for another series of barcode haikus to celebrate our true love for the art of the barcode. My Sweet Barcode Love My sweet barcode love I’m sorry you were damaged We will scan again Truth Between Lines Taking my sweet time Reading between those dark lines I...

The Code 93 Barcode type was originally developed in 1982 by Intermec to improve upon, and compliment, the Code 39 barcode type. Code 93, like Code 39, utilizes the full ASCII character set by using combinations of 2 characters, but was designed to be a higher density code that is also more secure. The symbology derives its name because every character is constructed from 9 modules or elements arranged into...

Attention: This page is out of date Looking for a guide to the latest rugged smartphones for the enterprise?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...

Last week we took a look at the top 5 impressive mobile stats from 2012 and the top 5 creative uses of QR codes, and this week we’re continuing in the “top 5” spirit by taking a look at some of the awesome gadgets from this year’s Consumer Electronics Show. Here are our top 5 picks from this year’s CES:   Sony Xperia Z  The Sony Xperia Z is at first glance, simply...

2012 was incredibly exciting year for mobile. Smartphone sales are going through the roof, consumers are falling in love with their tablets and the app ecosystem is robust and growing exponentially. The growing ubiquity of smartphones has enabled a transformation of commerce, with more and more consumers using their mobile devices to shop from home and in-store. This is just the beginning. We wanted to share some of the most insightful...