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...

Today, we’ve released the latest version of our Barcode Scanner SDK for iOS and Android, which includes substantial improvements to our mobile scanning performance in difficult lighting scenarios such as low light, glare and reflections. Be sure to download the latest SDK and update your mobile application to harness the unrivaled barcode scanning performance Scandit has to offer. If you haven't experienced the performance of Scandit, consider signing up for a...

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...

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...

Today we wanted to share some creative barcode designs from Irish artist Steve Simpson. Simpsons work mostly focuses on customizing the traditional barcodes on products, specifically the UPC/EAN code type. While many of are familiar with customized QR codes, finding creative and inventive UPC/EAN code designs is a rarity. Here are some tips from Steve for creating custom UPC/EAN codes: -        Colors can be changed but requires good contrast for scanning readability. -       ...

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...

Today we’re excited to begin a series of posts that will take a look at how the healthcare industry is utilizing smartphone-based barcode scanning. We’ll begin today with pharmacy apps, and how identifying prescriptions with the scan of a barcode can empower both pharmacists and patients alike.  Stay tuned for more healthcare-related usage scenarios in the coming weeks. Identifying Drugs and Drug-Related Information Healthcare professionals have traditionally used peripheral barcode scanning hardware...