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Barcodes with iOS
Bringing together the digital and physical worlds

EARLY ACCESS EDITION

Oliver Drobnik

MEAP Began: March 2014
Softbound print: December 2014 (est.) | 200 pages
ISBN: 9781617292156

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TABLE OF CONTENTS, MEAP CHAPTERS & RESOURCES

Table of Contents         Resources 

  1 Barcodes, iOS 7, and You - FREE
  2 Media Capture with AV Foundation - AVAILABLE
  3 Scanning Barcodes - AVAILABLE
  4 Passbook, Apple's Digital Wallet - AVAILABLE
  5 Generating Barcodes - AVAILABLE
  6 Getting Metadata for Barcodes - AVAILABLE
  7 Putting Barcodes in Context - AVAILABLE

Appendixes
  A History of the UPC - AVAILABLE
  B GTIN prefix ranges - AVAILABLE
  C GS1-128 application identifiers - AVAILABLE

DESCRIPTION

Barcodes are a universally-accepted way to track and share information about products, applications, and businesses. Until recently, however, it's been difficult for iOS developers to take advantage of them without licensing complicated or expensive third-party libraries. With iOS7, Apple has added all the necessary components for you to make apps that scan, display, and print barcodes.

Barcodes with iOS is the first and only book that comprehensively addresses barcode technology for the iOS developer. It offers a introduction to commonly used formats, such as ISBN and UPC codes and provides real world examples that teach you how to integrate code scanning and generation into your apps. This book consolidates information about applicable Apple frameworks in one place so you can quickly add native barcode support to your existing enterprise apps or start building new apps that help bring together the physical and digital worlds.

WHAT'S INSIDE

The book is written for readers with a working knowledge of Objective-C and iOS app development.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Oliver Drobnik is a full time iOS and Mac developer. He runs a software development company and maintains several well-known Open Source projects. You'll find him on cocoanetics.com or as @Cocoanetics on Twitter.

ABOUT THE EARLY ACCESS VERSION

This Early Access version of Barcodes with iOS enables you to receive new chapters as they are being written. You can also interact with the authors to ask questions, provide feedback and errata, and help shape the final manuscript on the Author Online forum.

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