How to Recognize US Driver’s License on Android Mobile Apps

According to the American Association of Motor Vehicle Administrators (AAMVA) specification, PDF417 symbology is used for storing personal information on US driver’s license. In this article, I will use Google mobile vision APIs to recognize a driver’s license.  Besides, I will create a similar Android barcode reader app to extract information from PDF417 symbology by Dynamsoft Barcode Reader SDK.

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How to Use Dynamsoft Java Barcode Reader to Scan Multiple Barcodes

There are many open-source and commercial barcode SDKs, but only a few of them can recognize multiple barcodes by scanning once. When you search Google for barcode SDK or Java barcode SDK, you will find Dynamsoft Barcode Reader SDK is always ranked in the top 5 of the search results. In this article, I will share how to read muti-barcodes by using Dynamsoft Java barcode reader.

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How to Benchmark Barcode SDK Performance in Python

On StackOverflow, you may have seen this kind of question: why some open-source barcode SDK failed to decode some barcode? Usually, there are three optional workarounds: improve the input image quality, improve the barcode algorithm, or find a better barcode SDK.  ZXing and ZBar are probably the most-welcomed open-source barcode SDKs, but their algorithms rarely enhanced over the past years. Why not use commercial barcode SDK if free SDK is not ideal? Last week, I published an article demonstrating how to use ZXing and ZBar in Python. In this article, I will show you how to use Dynamsoft Barcode Reader in Python, as well as compare its performance to ZXing and ZBar.

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How to Use Python ZXing and Python ZBar on Windows 10

When creating a barcode reader app with a free barcode SDK, you may come up with ZXing instantly. ZXing is an open-source barcode reading and decoding library implemented in Java. There are some third-party projects, either ports or bindings, available for other programming languages. So if you want to create a Python barcode reader, you can use Python ZXing, which is a Python wrapper for invoking ZXing Java class. If you care about the performance, we can use Python ZBar, a Python wrapper for the ZBar C++ code, as a comparison.

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GUI Barcode Reader: Porting .NET Framework to .NET Core

Last month, Microsoft released .NET Core 3.0 that allows developers to port Windows Forms and Windows Presentation Foundation (WPF) projects to the .NET Core projects. However, the feature is still Windows-only, which may disappoint someone who wants to create cross-platform GUI apps based on .NET Core. In this article, I will share how to create a simple Windows GUI barcode reader app on .NET Framework, and then port it to .NET Core.

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