The CodeREADr platform started in 2008 as a mobile ticketing project for AT&T, enabling them to invite their largest clients to exclusive concerts. We developed a barcode generator to send electronic tickets to the attendees and a barcode scanner app to validate the digital tickets upon entry. At the time we were using AT&T’s recently launched 3G network and their newest smartphone devices as wireless barcode scanners.
The project was a huge success.
To put this in perspective, BlackBerry smartphones with tiny screens and keyboards dominated the smartphone market. Apple had just launched the iPhone, Android OS was not released. Nonetheless, we envisioned a great future for smartphones and tablets to be used for enterprise applications.
Over the next few years, we expanded our core technology to allow clients to easily configure the CodeREADr app for event access control, asset tracking, inventory control, shipping & receiving, attendance, facility management, security tracking, and many other use cases. Configurations are done on the CodeREADr website based on the SaaS platform concept of no-code/low-code so clients can complete the process – from 10’s of minutes for simple configurations to 10’s of hours for the most complex.
Critical to our long-term strategy was building a platform that didn’t run solely on consumer devices. Instead, we enabled the app to also work with purpose-built mobile computers, scanning sleds, and USB/Bluetooth scanning accessories.
That proved to be a major value to our clients because purpose-built devices provide essential characteristics needed in the enterprise world. With our platform, they can choose the devices best suited for the task. In many cases that’s a combination of both consumer and purpose-built devices, all running the same CodeREADr app.
We are now in a position to both improve enterprise productivity and lower costs for our customers with AIDC in the cloud. Innovation has been key to our success and we continue to add features to support our loyal customers who rely on us for their mission-critical business processes.