Enterprises have two basic options for storing product data for mobile capture: barcodes and RFID tags. Every organization has a unique situation with specific needs. But in most circumstances, barcodes will prove to be a more cost-efficient and viable option for data storage than RFID. The biggest advantage of barcodes is cost. Virtually all products across all industries come pre-labeled with barcodes. On the supplier side, labeling products with barcodes is...

Through the deployment of mobile data capture solutions, retailers can gain a wealth of real-time operational data and insight. On the front end, consumer barcode scans provide enterprises with valuable insights into shopping behavior and help to strengthen consumer relationships. On the back end, mobile barcode scans provide retailers with real-time snapshots into how products move through their supply chain. Real-time supply chain information such as current stock levels and location...

We’re excited to announce today that the Scandit Product API now features detailed grocery product data from the folks over at FoodEssentials! FoodEssentials offers an up-to-date, comprehensive, food label database which includes ingredients, allergen, additive and nutrient information for grocery products.  Now developers using the Scandit Product API will have access to this incredibly appetizing data set. With this data you can enable your users to simply search by UPC, brand,...

In a world of mobile apps, linking grocery product data and barcodes makes sense, and we’re going to tell you why. There are many different scenarios that call for grocery-centric product data in apps. And one of the easiest ways to deliver this data to users is by allowing them to scan a product’s barcode. Some common use cases are: Dieting Apps which lookup nutritional facts Shopping or list-making apps which display nutritional...

Today were thrilled to reveal the Scandit community edition! Our new offering provides free access to both our best-in-class Barcode Scanner SDK and the all-new Product API, with product data for over 25 million UPCs. The community edition provides access to what is now the largest UPC-based product database on the web and—for the first time ever—makes Scandit’s advanced scan technology available to developers free of charge! Interested developers can...

Today we’re excited to announce a brand new case study which takes a look at the integration of our Scandit barcode scanner SDK into the Ex Libris mobile application. Exlibris.ch is the largest online store for books, music, games and electronic devices in Switzerland. As the leader in Swiss media sales, Ex Libris has focused on developing a multi-channel distribution strategy through its physical, online, mobile, and phone sales. To respond...