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iOS Barcode Question

 
Tim Foster
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I'm looking into doing a new app that includes barcode scanning as a central feature.

Only standard barcodes (such as those found on store products) will be supported so with that in mind is the iOS in-built barcode scanning suitable/fast enough or do you recommend a 3rd-party SDK (and what do you recommend?).

Ease-of-use and consistency (of results) are my main criteria.

Thanks!
 
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It just so happens that I wrote a book about the barcode scanning facilities which are built into iOS. Those are more than capable enough for the kinds of scanning functionality you are looking for.

Check out my "Making Of" article on my blog where you can also learn more: http://www.cocoanetics.com/2015/01/book-out/

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Oliver Drobnik
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Tim Foster
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Oliver Drobnik wrote:It just so happens that I wrote a book about the barcode scanning facilities which are built into iOS. Those are more than capable enough for the kinds of scanning functionality you are looking for.

Check out my "Making Of" article on my blog where you can also learn more: http://www.cocoanetics.com/2015/01/book-out/

cheers

Oliver Drobnik
Cocoanetics.com


Thanks Oliver!

Searching your blog I saw the video link to your presentation at MobiConf too, so that should be a very informative watch! Wish I could have been there!

Kindest regards,

Tim.
 
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I had two talks at about barcodes at the time of Mobiconf 2014. Both might be good to watch if you are getting started with barcodes (besides reading my book):

At Cocoaheads Krakow:
http://www.cocoanetics.com/2014/10/from-barcodes-to-product-information/

At Mobiconfi:
http://www.cocoanetics.com/2014/10/all-you-need-to-know-to-leverage-barcodes-in-your-apps/


 
Tim Foster
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Many thanks Oliver!!!
 
It is sorta covered in the JavaRanch Style Guide.
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