Barcode Shell

We publish your barcode-enabled native app on the iPhone/iPad and Android App Stores. You can leverage your HTML development expertise and focus on delivering the best mobile content. Combine the benefits of a native app and of a mobile web site, with none of the drawbacks.

HTML5 barcode scanner app

Key Features

  • Displays your mobile web site or web application in the embedded full-screen browser. You update the content as often as you like.
  • You supply the app name, icon, keywords, App Store description and screenshots.
  • We publish and update the native app(s).
  • "Live" barcode scanner, similar to a checkout scanner.
  • Reads UPC-A/E and EAN-13/8 bar codes (even blurry) on iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, and all Android devices.
  • Also supports QR, DataMatrix, GS1 Databar, Code39, Code93, Code128, Codabar, Interleaved 2 of 5 (ITF), Standard 2 of 5, Telepen symbologies.
  • Embedded web browser with full HTML5 and CSS3 support, with extra hooks to interact with the built-in barcode scanner.
  • Fast prototyping with pic2shop pro.

Supported Platforms

  •   iOS (iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad)
  •   Android (autofocus and fixed focus)

Barcode Symbologies

  • QR codes
  • DataMatrix
  • EAN-13
  • EAN-8
  • UPC-A
  • UPC-E
  • GS1 Databar (all)
  • Code 39
  • Code 93
  • Code 128
  • Interleaved 2 of 5 (ITF)
  • Standard 2 of 5
  • Codabar (NW-7)
  • Telepen

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Native App

Mobile Web
Built-in barcode scanning
Limited Costs
App Store(s) presence
Fast deployment and updates

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Why Choose Barcode Shell

Make your app stand out by using our field proven technology today. Contact us for licensing information.

  • We use the very same libraries and APIs in our own apps. Being developers ourselves, we strive to make our libraries as easy to integrate as possible, with sensible defaults and no surprises.
  • Because our apps have millions of users, we are able to detect most issues early. We also track platform changes and quickly release the necessary updates.
  • Our libraries implement image processing algorithms and nothing else. They don't collect user or device information, they don't access the network, and they don't display ads or our logo either.
  • Image processing is our core expertise and our main business. We have been developing, refining and supporting our SDKs for over ten years. With them, you always benefit from the latest advances.