PhoneGap Barcode Scanner Plugin makes Building Product-centric Apps Quick and Easy

Today we’re going to take a look at the PhoneGap Barcode Scanner plugin by Scandit, and explore how developers can benefit from working with this innovative platform. PhoneGap is a popular open source framework for quickly building cross-platform mobile apps using HTML5, Javascript and CSS. The framework is designed to make it easy for web developers to get started building apps on iOS and Android devices, alongside five other mobile platforms. PhoneGap also comes stocked with APIs for working with a device’s Accelerometer, Geolocation, Notifications, Camera, Contacts, Storage and many more.  In addition to the APIs, Phonegap allows for the creation of third-party plugins, which has sparked an expansive ecosystem of software components. We wanted to deliver our lightning-fast scan technology to developers on this framework, which is why we created a PhoneGap Barcode Scanner plugin. Let’s take a quick look at how you can get started.

Working with our PhoneGap Barcode Scanner plugin is simple. It works for both Android and iOS apps. We even created a sample application alongside the plugin, which demonstrates the setup needed to use our PhoneGap Barcode Scanner plugin in a more complex project. Here’s a few steps to get you started:

  1. Download the PhoneGap framework and review their ‚Getting Started‘ guides.
  2. Sign up for the Scandit community edition free of charge.
  3. Use the instructions to run our demo project or add our PhoneGap barcode scanner to your app.

 

It’s really that simple!

If you run into any trouble, feel free to contact us with your questions.

Stay tuned for more exciting posts focused on working with the PhoneGap platform!