Latest Scanbuy Trend Report Reveals Value Shopping and App Downloads among Top Factors Driving Growth of QR and UPC Barcode Engagements by Mobile Users

NEW YORK CITY – May 22, 2014 – Scanbuy, Inc., the world’s leading mobile engagement solutions provider, today released its quarterly trend report showing that it processed nearly 22 million mobile engagements in Q1 2014 – a 20% increase from Q1 2013 – demonstrating continued strong growth and interest among mobile consumers.

“Mobile triggers continue to help consumers make product choices, engage their favorite brands, receive more informative information, quickly download their favorite apps, and much more,” said Mike Wehrs, CEO and president of Scanbuy.  “With millions of mobile engagements completed each month, and with user activity distributed fairly evenly across age groups, and areas of interest, there’s no question consumers continue to value ScanLife for the quickest route to more information and the best deal.”

The top user type for both Android and iOS devices was “Value Shoppers,” demonstrating consumers most often scan to get information, reviews, prices, deals and more, making it apart of how they shop.  The most “liked” QR Code category by users were app downloads, a category that is gaining momentum as consumers see the benefit of accessing apps marketed to them in contextual, real-world circumstances.

Other highlights from the Q1 2014 report include:

  • The most popular type of content accessed in mobile engagement campaigns was product information, video, customer relationship management, app downloads and mCommerce
  • 51% of scans came from Android OS devices compared to 46% on Apple iOS devices
  • The most “liked” brands by the ScanLife community were Lego, Lucky Lotto, McDonalds, Novartis and Taco Bell
  • Cities around the world that scanned the most frequently: Houston, Madrid, Barcelona, Dallas and New York City
  • Industries that saw the most scans included food and beverage, consumer electronics, entertainment, media and wireless

The millions of scans that were generated from the ScanLife app or the ScanLife Mobile Engagement Platform were analyzed in this study. The traffic analysis was performed on all ScanLife processed user activities providing a detailed view across numerous verticals and geographies. These results are statistically significant and representative of all codes scanned as ScanLife is the largest commercial resolver of codes.

To access the full Mobile Trend Report infographic click here:

About Scanbuy

scanbuy-q1-2014Scanbuy is the global leader in developing mobile engagement solutions that power intelligent connections between the physical and digital world. The ScanLife suite of products consists of a cloud-based platform used by a wide variety of industries including retail, CPG, and media to create, manage and monitor dynamic mobile engagement campaigns. The ScanLife mobile app is used by millions of people around the world to discover new information and is available for all major platforms including Android and iOS.

ScanLife processes millions of mobile barcode scans as well as Microsoft Tag, mobile URL requests and NFC engagements from over 150 different countries.  It is headquartered in New York City with local offices throughout North America, Europe and Latin America.  Scanbuy has the largest and oldest patent portfolio of any company in the industry, owning 19 patents globally and licensing more than 40 patents to cover our entire solution. The company’s investors include Motorola Solutions Ventures, Google Inc., and Masthead Venture Partners. For more information, visit us at



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