The Cognex Mobile Barcode SDK supports barcode scanning within applications built on Apple's mobile operating system, iOS, utilized by devices such as iPhones, iPads, and the iPod Touch. It is one of the world's most popular and widely used platforms. First released in 2007, it is home to one of the world's most popular digital distribution tools, the App Store.
The Cognex Mobile Barcode SDK supports barcode scanning within applications built on Swift, a robust programming language created specifically for iOS. This powerful programming suite was designed for rapid and simple application development for most Apple platforms. Swift is open source, frequently updated, and built upon decades of knowledge.
Android is the most popular operating system for mobile devices with over 80% of the market share for smartphones, tablets, and wearables. Developed by Google, Android is based on the popular Linux operating system, is open-source, and is designed specifically for touchscreen devices and supported by the Cognex Mobile Barcode SDK.
The Cognex Mobile Barcode SDK seamlessly integrates with the HTML WebAssembly platform. Known as cmbWeb, this Cognex barcode implementation boasts of a new scanning paradigm that can be run in modern Internet browsers across operating systems, device types, and device sizes. cmbWeb provides a powerful, cross-device barcode scanning solution with minimal application software integration, thereby simplifying app development and deployment.