Skycore, LLC has released its iOS 4-compliant codeREADr app enabling the iPhone camera to be used as a barcode scanner for secure, real-time validation of print and mobile tickets.
Skycore is promoting the app and web services platform to ticketing companies, venues and event holders for access control and to track attendance, extend ticket selling deadlines and reduce ticket fraud without the capital expense typically associated with commercial scanners.
According to the company, event holders can scan and wirelessly validate data embedded in a ticket's barcode in real time and track the results for each event using the platform's integrated web services.
"The platform is ideal for small and mid-size events, including those at nightclubs, conferences, corporate meetings and exhibitions. What makes the codeREADr platform unique among smart phone scanning applications is its focus on speed, real-time transactions and security," stated Richard Eicher, CEO and founder of Skycore, LLC.
The company asserts the iPhone 4 and 3GS app for iOS 4 can scan a 2D barcode, read the embedded data, transmit it to codeREADr servers and receive back validation results in as little as 1-2 seconds. App users simply hold the phone's camera over the barcode to initiate the scan. It reads 1D barcodes (UPC-A/E, EAN8/13, Code 39/128) though 2D barcodes work best (QR and Data Matrix codes).
Developers and third-party ticket providers are actively integrating codeREADr into their services, including such industry veterans as Steve LeVine Entertainment (SLE), Scottsdale, AZ and startups like MyTicketUSA, Miami, FL.
"The scanning worked great," said Ryan Schroeder, IT Director of SLE. "We had lots of comments from people saying how cool it was and how cutting edge, especially because it was on the iPhone 4's."
After the trial period, plans start at $9.99 per month with volume discounts available.