Today, ScanLife announced that is has released a tool to make it really simple to launch the ScanLife universal barcode scanner from any 3rd party app. This is a free tool that will first be available to the Android OS, and other leading operating systems will be offered soon. [Update]: iPhone OS now supported. Please go to developer.scanlife.com for details. We have received plenty of requests for this tool from marketers and publishers that are already planning to place 2D codes on material like magazines or packaging. This gives your app users a way to scan those codes right from your own app.
How does it work?
By now you’ve probably seen ScanLife’s codes in the pages of Metro News, Esquire Magazine, Popular Mechanics, Wired, and many more publications.
This week, Edmonton Journal, a daily newspaper, introduced ScanLife to their readers with a big splash. They printed a giant code on their front page, placed shelf talkers wherever papers were sold, and even celebrated with a launch party!
The codes allow readers to get more info from content like the Bistro section with restaurant reviews and recipes. Each columnist also has their own code so readers can interact and comment on certain stories. Many more applications will be added over the coming days.
Here is some video from the launch party.
Thanks to Mastermaq for the images and video!
ScanLife has released an update to its ScanLife Code Management Platform which has some great features for Business accounts. The first and largest is that we have added the ability to generate both QR Codes and Datamatrix codes right from ScanLife. These will be in addition to the EZcode – all of which the ScanLife app can read on any supported phone.
Mobile barcodes could change the way we discover & share information from the world around us. We welcome your thoughts & ideas on how to make this technology matter - today and in the future.