Over the past few weeks we’ve discussed apps that are used internally in the retail industry for the inventory management and procurement processes, and today we’re going to switch gears a little by looking at looking at how consumer-driven self-checkout apps are transforming the marketplace.   How does Self-checkout Work? Many supermarkets have already implemented the large self-checkout units we’ve all become accustomed to. By applying this concept to smartphone devices, providing consumers...

Lots of speculation has been flying around regarding what Google Glass and other wearable computing devices mean for the future of mobile tech and the world we live in. Today we’re going to share the details we’ve found regarding Google Glass, and discuss its potential to be combined with barcode scanning and product data services to create innovative new apps. #ifIhadglass What We Know Recently, the Google team gave developers at SXSW...

Today we're excited to announce that our Phonegap Barcode Scanner plugin now supports Plugman! Plugman is a command line tool to distribute and package plugins for use with PhoneGap/Cordova. Here are instructions on how to install the Scandit plugin into your Phonegap/Cordova project using Plugman: Sign up and download the Scandit SDK Cordova Plugins for iOS and Android from your Scandit SDK account. Install Android and iOS Scandit SDK Plugin using Plugman [java] plugman --platform android --project . --plugin plugman...

Today is a truly special day. 40 years ago today in 1973, GS1 standardized the barcode, ushering in an era of commerce-driven bliss.  As fate would have it, on the same day, the first mobile phone call was made. Both of these technologies have transformed our world in so many ways, and paved the way for a great deal of innovation. Here at Scandit we’d like to propose a toast...

Today we’re going to continue our discussion about barcode scanning apps and usage scenarios in the Enterprise by diving into the inventory management processes of the retail industry.  Similarly to procurement, designing or utilizing a smartphone app to streamline your inventory management processes can reduce both labor and hardware costs, while greatly speeding up your business processes.  Here are some typical inventory management processes involving barcode scanning: 1)      Scan products to...

The enterprise IT landscape is changing rapidly, and mobility is leading the charge. More and more enterprises are looking to enable a BYOD (bring your own device) environment, and produce employee-facing apps, which can be used from any smartphone. Over the next few weeks we’ll take a look at a variety of industries and the business processes which are being transformed by smartphone-based barcode scanning apps. Today we’ll focus on how...

Today we’re going to take a look at an Berlin-based app called barcoo, which provides European consumers with access to product information and price comparisons with a simple scan of a barcode. barcoo is one of the pioneers in bringing product information to the European smartphone owners, and over the years they’ve built up very comprehensive product coverage, and a dedicated fanbase. Another important feature of the barcoo app is their...

This past week in San Francisco the Launch conference featured over 50 new companies trying to make a splash in the startup world. Every year many new and exciting players take the stage, and it’s an inspiring spectacle to watch. One thing that was mildly disappointing about this year was that despite the addition of a second Enterprise-focused award, there was still an apparent lack of Enterprise focused startups. Where are...