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Simple, Affordable, Accurate, and Fast Barcode Scanner for Mobile Apps

Your stakeholders want it, we deliver it. With the rapid rise of automatic identification and data capture (AIDC) workflows and applications in the mobile workplace, employees and end-users have come to expect simplicity in design and effort from their smart device. Delivering a fluid, seamless barcode scanning experience enables your organization to maximize efficiency and profitability at an affordable price. The same experience empowers a world-class brand interaction with your consumer, driving customer retention and satisfaction.

With barcode decoding solutions that are fast, accurate, and cost effective, we offer the best barcode scanner and decoding technology available for mobile applications, wearables, and smartphones, regardless of platform, development framework, or barcode type, with NO long-term commitment required.

Simple, Affordable, Accurate, and Fast Barcode Scanner SDK
Mobile apps need to be increasingly more engaging to succeed. Manatee Works can help. Our mobile barcode scanner SDK is available on all major mobile development platforms.

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Barcode Scanner SDK Features and Capabilities

Developing practical applications is challenging. That’s why we've developed a straight-forward barcode scanner software development kit (SDK) that boasts the most powerful scanning experience available for integration. It offers developers a simple, flexible, dynamic decoding experience, while still allowing for maximum control and flexibility over the user experience (UX). The Manatee Works Barcode Scanner SDK was built BY developers FOR developers... with the goal of making all your applications practical.

As a tool developed with the retail, manufacturing, government, healthcare, commercial services, and transportation industries in mind, our scanning solutions are built around efficiency for the end-user, as well as simplicity for the application developer. We understand that the enterprise is continually looking for opportunities to increase efficiency. Therefore, we have developed the ultimate single-handed scanning solution aimed at maximizing every promise of a return on investment.


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Praise for the Manatee Works Barcode Scanner SDK:

Evolution of Barcodes: Beyond Barcodes

Take a look at the future of barcode technology, including alternatives in automatic identification and data capture (AIDC).

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Friday, 16 September 2016


The Evolution of Barcodes: A New Dimension

As the Information Age progressed, and the onset of the digital revolution set in, the barcode evolved.

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Thursday, 17 March 2016


The Evolution of Barcodes

On June 26th, 1974, in a supermarket located in Troy, Ohio, a single pack of Wrigley’s Juicy Fruit chewing gum was “scanned”. This was the very first object with a barcode to be scanned using modern barcode technology: by bouncing light off of the barcode and generating an electrical signal based on the intensity of the returning light.

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Friday, 5 February 2016


Cognex Introduces StingRay Attachable Barcode Scanning Accessory for Mobile Devices

Cognex Corporation (NASDAQ: CGNX), the world’s leader in machine vision, today announced the StingRay™ attachable barcode scanning accessory, a patent-pending smartphone attachment that enables faster barcode scanning for light industrial and enterprise applications.

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Wednesday, 13 January 2016
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