Appcelerator partners with Scandit to deliver barcode scanner module to Titanium developers
Popular mobile app development platform Titanium now features Scandit's high-tech barcode scan technology.
San Francisco, CA (PRWEB) October 29, 2012
Scandit (http://www.scandit.com), a leader in mobile barcode scanning, product data and analytics, announced today the release of a barcode scanner module for the popular mobile app development platform Appcelerator. The new module will provide developers using Appcelerator's Titanium platform with a simple way to integrate Scandit's leading-edge barcode scanner SDK for both iOS and Android apps.
The new barcode scanner module is now available to developers through the Appcelerator Marketplace. The module includes support for UPC-A, UPC-E, EAN-13, EAN-8, Code39, Code128, ITF, QR, Datamatrix and PDF417 (beta) barcodes. Scandit's scan technology captures barcodes from any angle before the camera even focuses, and represents the latest in mobile image recognition. With the new Appcelerator module, developers will be able to support the largest possible number of devices across iOS and Android, including a wide range of low-cost Android devices without autofocus cameras.
Developers using the new barcode scanner module can also access Scandit's valuable product database through their Product API. With Scandit's extensive product database featuring over 25 million products, developers can use a wealth of product data in their apps including UPCs, names, descriptions, and categories. Additionally, Scandit's product database features premium offerings including nutritional product data, European product data for German-speaking countries and a mechanism to sell 3rd-party warranties through mobile apps. This unique combination of barcode scanning technology, expansive product data, and related services has positioned Scandit as a leading platform for the development of product-centric m-commerce and m-payment applications.
Appcelerator Head of Business Development Spencer Chen remarked that "Scandit's scan technology is unbelievably high-performing and accurate. The new Titanium integration will make it seamless for our developers to create quality m-commerce and enterprise applications.” He went on to comment “The integration of barcode reading technology with a rich library of product information makes Scandit the most complete solution in the industry. We are thrilled to finally bring their products to Appcelerator's development community.” Scandit CEO Samuel Mueller added "We're looking forward to developing more Appcelerator modules which make it easier for developers to build quality mobile apps. The new module makes our scanner available to a broader audience, and it also lowers the barrier to entry for developers looking to build product-centric apps.” The Appcelerator community consists of over 350,000 developers worldwide who have created over 50,000 mobile applications on the Titanium platform. Developers can get started with Scandit's barcode scanner module by visiting the Appcelerator marketplace at https://marketplace.appcelerator.com/home.
The partnership announcement comes shortly after Scandit's release of its free community edition Barcode Scanner SDK and Product API. The Scandit community edition is available globally through the Scandit website at http://www.scandit.com/pricing/.
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