Barcodes with iOS: Bringing together the digital and physical worlds

Barcodes with iOS: Bringing together the digital and physical worlds


Barcodes with iOS is the 1st and merely ebook that comprehensively addresses barcode expertise for the iOS developer. It deals an advent to primary codecs, similar to ISBN and UPC codes, and gives real-world examples that train you ways to combine code scanning and iteration into your apps. This ebook consolidates information regarding acceptable Apple frameworks in a single position so that you can fast upload local barcode aid in your current firm apps or begin development new apps that support assemble the actual and electronic worlds.

Purchase of the print booklet encompasses a loose publication in PDF, Kindle, and ePub codecs from Manning Publications.

About the Technology

Barcodes are a common solution to music and proportion info, showing on every little thing from cereal containers to buy home windows. beginning with iOS 7, Apple has additional local good points for development apps that test, reveal, and print barcodes, taking away the necessity for third-party libraries.

About the Book

Barcodes with iOS teaches you ways to successfully use barcodes on your iOS apps. you are going to grasp Apple's new barcode frameworks when you discover real-world examples that combine code scanning and new release and metadata retrieval into your apps. alongside the best way, you are going to decide up a variety of most sensible practices for bringing jointly the actual and electronic worlds.

This publication is written for readers with a operating wisdom of Objective-C and iOS app development.

What's Inside

  • Learn approximately all barcode codecs supported through iOS
  • Native barcode scanning with AV Foundation
  • Using center snapshot and BarCodeKit to supply quite a lot of barcodes
  • Printing to sheets and labels with AirPrint
  • Retrieving metadata for items with NSURLSession and NSURLProtocol
  • Harnessing context details from middle position and iBeacons

About the Author

Oliver Drobnik is an self reliant advisor focusing on customized iOS and Mac development.

Table of Contents

  1. Barcodes, iOS, and also you 1
  2. Media seize with AV origin 18
  3. Scanning barcodes 48
  4. Passbook, Apple's electronic pockets 70
  5. Generating barcodes 97
  6. Getting metadata for barcodes 133
  7. Putting barcodes in context 172


  1. History of the UPC 205
  2. GTIN prefix levels 212
  3. GS1-128 software identifiers 217

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