The Cognex Mobile Barcode SDK supports iOS devices including the iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch, most Android smartphones and tablets, as well as Windows, Linux, MacOS, and many embedded systems.
Supported Operating Systems
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.
Indisputably the most popular desktop operating system for home and business, Windows operating systems represent 90% of the personal computer market and 30% of all servers. With its graphical user interface, multi-tasking, and broad application support Microsoft’s flagship operating system is available for personal computers, tablets, servers, and embedded devices.
Mac OS X
Mac OS X is Apple’s operating system for Macintosh desktop and laptop computers. OS X is the second most widely used desktop operating system after Windows. OS X is a UNIX based operating system and is now only available for 64-bit systems
Apple's mobile operating system, iOS, utilized by devices such as iPhones, iPads, and the iPod Touch, 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.
Linux is a family of open-source operating systems, originally developed for personal computers but now available on more platforms than any other operating system. Linux can be found on mobile phones (Android), servers, embedded systems, and even supercomputers.
Swift is a robust programming language created specifically for iOS, OSX, and Linux. This powerful programming suite is designed for rapid and simple application development for most Apple platforms. Swift is open source, frequently updated, and built upon decades of knowledge.
Xamarin, now a subsidiary of Microsoft, offers an open-source C# framework for multi-platform development without sacrificing the performance, usability, and capabilities of native user interfaces, controls, and features. The Cognex Mobile Barcode SDK is available for Xamarin and Xamarin.Forms for both iOS and Android.
Ionic is a popular library of front-end components designed for the Cordova framework. With Ionic, developers can create cross platform applications with HTML5 that still have a native application look and feel. Like Cordova, Ionic is open source, free to use, and frequently updated. Sample Ionic applications are included with the Cognex Mobile Barcode SDK Cordova plug-in.