Barcodes are everywhere: on our favorite products, in the advertisements we see, on our mail and now even on the foods we eat. But that hasn’t always been the case. What began as an attempt to automate the grocery store checkout experience has evolved into an entire industry of automation and data capture that has taken the world by storm— revolutionizing many standard business processes that we still use today. While...

Today, we’ve released the latest version of our Barcode Scanner SDK for iOS and Android, which includes significant improvements to blurry barcode scanning performance and decode range. Be sure to download the latest SDK and update your mobile application to harness the unmatched barcode scanning performance Scandit has to offer. If you haven’t experienced the performance of Scandit, consider signing up for a 30-Day Test SDK today. Here is a list of...

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...

San Francisco, May 8, 2014.  Scandit (www.scandit.com), developer of the leading software-based barcode scanning and data capture platform for smartphones, tablets and wearable computing devices, has today launched the new, fourth version of its Barcode Scanner SDK,  Version 4.0, for the Android platform.  This incorporates dynamic features including full-screen scanning, further improvements to its unique blurry scanning functionality and optimized support for all Android devices including Google Glass. The launch of...

We’re thrilled to announce that Scandit technology will now be available to developers using the popular Xamarin mobile application development environment. With the release of our iOS and Android Xamarin components, Xamarin developers can easily add an enterprise-grade barcode scanner to their iOS and Android apps. The Xamarin platform allows developers to create mobile apps for iOS, Android and Windows Mobile using a single C# code base. The consolidation of source...

UPDATE: This post is no longer up to date. To read more about the many types of both one-dimensional and two-dimensional barcodes please see our latest guide to choosing the right barcodes. [ig_divider div_margin_top="10" div_margin_bottom="10" div_border_width="1" div_border_style="solid" div_border_color="#E5E5E5" disabled_el="no" ][/ig_divider] Today we’re going to take a look at detailed information about different types of barcodes. Through our free Community plan developers can easily add UPC, EAN and QR scanning for both iOS and...

Today we’re excited to provide a walkthrough on how to work with the Scandit barcode generator. The barcode generator works with UPC-A, EAN-13, EAN-8, ITF, Code 39, Code 128 and QR code types.  Here’s the breakdown for each code type:   EAN-13 and UPC-A Barcode Generator EAN-13 and UPC-A barcodes are used to identify products at the point of sale. To create these codes you simply enter 12 numerical digits for a UPC-A code...

Usually we focus on scanning of barcodes rather than printing barcodes. But being able to scan a barcode presumes that you (or your users eventually) have a barcode to scan. This means that as developer or even brand owner you need to select a barcode type – sometimes also called a barcode symbology – for your purposes. There are a number of questions to address when it comes to barcode...