Mobile data capture technology is taking the world of retail by storm, empowering employees and customers alike by making convenient, high-performance barcode scanning available on ordinary smart devices. Smartphones, tablets and wearables equipped with mobile data capture software make retail scanning faster and easier, boosting staff productivity and customer satisfaction. However, despite its many advantages, mobile barcode scanning is a significant investment for any retailer. That’s why it’s critical to...

Scandit and dm-drogerie markt have won the retail technology award Europe (reta) 2018.  The award was announced on February 28 at EuroCIS in Düsseldorf, Germany. Scandit and dm-drogerie markt won reta 2018 for Best In-Store Solution. This award is presented to a retailer who has achieved increased efficiency and improved store performance through the development and/or implementation of new and imaginative systems. dm-drogerie markt (dm) has provided 25,000 customer-facing employees in 3,450...

This week we are coming to you live from Xamarin Evolve 2014—one of the world’s largest cross-platform development conferences— where we are exhibiting the enterprise-grade performance of Scandit’s mobile barcode scanner SDK to hundreds of developers from around the world. The Scandit team will be on the ground for the rest of the week demoing barcode scanning for Android, iOS and Google Glass to attendees. We’re also holding a barcode scanning...

Aztec Code is a barcode type invented by Andrew Longacre, Jr. and Robert Hussey in 1995. It is a 2-D symbology that encodes data in square rings around a bulls-eye pattern that draws its name for its resemblance to an Aztec Pyramid. Unlike some other 2D barcode types, the Aztec code has the potential to use less space than other matrix barcodes because it does not require a surrounding blank...

A recent consumer experience study from UPS shows some exciting insights on the behavior of the modern online shopper and trends taking shape in the evolving retail landscape. The study provides data on the preferences of shoppers, a review of the current state of the retail industry and a look at the emerging impact from mobile influences and changing store dynamics. You can review the study in its entirety from...

Recently, an article in European Supermarket Magazine discussed the impact of self-checkout apps for smartphones on European supermarkets. Their findings suggest that self-checkout apps are improving the shopping experience by driving efficiency in-store and increasing brand loyalty for retail chains across Europe. This isn't surprising, but it's encouraging for retailers who are just starting to embrace the omnichannel retail strategy. Self-checkout apps for mobile devices help retailers encourage customers to use...

At Scandit, we're always providing the best mobile solutions for today's enterprise. Last week, we released our latest version of the Scandit Barcode Scanner SDK with new features, enhanced scan performance and our latest bug fixes. You can see our release notes below and download the enterprise trial of our Barcode Scanner SDK today. If you haven't experienced the precision and reliability of our barcode scanner, there has never been...

Every industry is continually seeking to reduce human error and increase efficiency of workers in a safe manner. Human error can be found across virtually every industry, but in health care even the slightest mistake can be fatal. A chief concern of every health care provider is to constantly improve patient care and safety on a daily basis, and it all starts with patient identification. The best way to identify,...