Today we’re excited to kick off our newest blog series, which explores the emerging market of rugged smartphone devices. This post will explain what we mean by “rugged”, including an explanation of the effect of ingress protection and military drop protection ratings. Next week we’ll build on this foundational post by looking at how individual usage scenarios across industries require different levels of device ruggedness. Rugged What? So what do we mean...

Today we’re going to discuss another usage scenario which explores how smartphone-based barcode scanning is being used in the enterprise.  To continue the discussion, we’ll look at how smartphones can be utilized as barcode scanners for asset management and tracking. Barcode Scanning for Asset Management and Tracking Assets can range from product components to buildings to IT hardware, and enterprise companies have always had to design systems to track of these assets....

Many people have the misconception that barcodes are boring. Many barcodes also think people are boring too. How do we know this? We spend all our time with barcodes, that’s how. Today we want to shift perspectives by sharing little glimpses of barcode beauty through the traditional poetry form of the Haiku. We’ve dubbed these barcode poems “Haikodes” and we feature a new one each Friday on our Twitter account....

Today we’re very excited to share one of the coolest QR code stories we’ve ever encountered. It all started when some marketers at Kontor Records wanted an effective way to promote new music to the advertising industry. Traditionally record labels would send promotion CDs to advertising agents, but these CDs were under-utilized and often trashed. Kontor decided to take a different approach by sending vinyl records, and to sweeten the...

In the past couple of months we’ve covered many usage scenarios within the retail industry where smartphone-based barcode scanning is being utilized. These included mobile shopping, inventory management, procurement, consumer empowerment, mobile wallets, price comparison, salesforce empowerment, point of sale and self-checkout. Today we’re going to continue the discussion by looking at how list making apps benefit consumers by improving their overall shopping experience. New Ways to Make Shopping Lists Through the...

Today we’re excited to continue a series of posts that will take a look at how the healthcare industry can utilizing smartphone-based barcode scanning to improve patient care, empower healthcare professionals and reduce cost. In this post we’ll cover the patient bedside care usage scenario.  Stay tuned for more usage scenarios from the healthcare industry in the coming weeks. Barcodes at Bedside: How are they used? Healthcare professionals have traditionally used peripheral...

Over the past couple of months we've discussed a variety of usage scenarios in the retail industry where smartphone-based barcode scanning is being integrated into mobile apps. Today we’ll continue this discussion by looking at the price comparison usage scenario. Price Comparison for Retailers and E-tailers: Bane or Benefit? Price comparison apps act as a tool for consumers to identify where they can purchase a product at the lowest cost. It’s no...

Join Scandit at TiConf, America’s first premier community-run, mobile development conference focused on Appcelerator Titanium—set to be held in Baltimore, MD on June 28th and 29th, 2013. TiConf is based around JavaScript and Appcelerator Titanium, and will feature workshops and talks from some of the best Titanium developers and businesspeople from around the globe. Speakers include Appcelerator CEO Jeff Haynie, many engineers from Appcelerator’s development team and speakers from other companies...