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Manatee Works Releases Free Barcode Scanner

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April 08, 2014

Manatee Works Releases Free Barcode Scanner

By David Gutbezahl
TMCnet Contributing Writer

Hours have been spent developing a perfect app, when suddenly an idea pops up, “What if a barcode scanner was integrated?” Perhaps the idea for an app comes built upon the desire to connect brick and mortar to the Internet, and barcodes are the perfect way to do this. Whatever the need, integrating a barcode scanner into an app is no easy feat. Fortunately, Manatee Works has a software developer kit (SDK) that will allow users to integrate barcode scanning into apps supported on almost any platform.

Development with Manatee Works’ SDK has become even easier for Android (News - Alert) and Amazon Kindle Fire users as Manatee Works’ Barcode Scanner has been placed on the Amazon market for free.

The app is really just for testing purposes, to see just how well Manatee Works’ product functions as a barcode scanner. The barcode scanner’s library supports a wide range of code symbologies, including Aztec, PDF417, Code 25 (Interleaved and Industrial), Code 39, Code 128, QR Code, Data Matrix, EAN, GS1 Databar, ISBN and UPC barcode types.

Once tested, users who are interested can buy into Manatee Works’ SDK, where they will be given the tools to integrate the barcode scanner into their own software. Apps developed with Manatee Works’ SDK will be supported both with computers and mobile devices. Platforms that can be used include, Microsoft Windows, Apple OS X, Apple iOS, Google Android, Microsoft Windows Phone (News - Alert) and Blackberry.

The SDK will also function alongside other popular app development kits like PhoneGap, Titanium Appcelerator, or Xamarin Frameworks. This will allow developers to create robust and customized apps to fit their needs.

Edited by Stefania Viscusi

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