3GVision Sees Surge in Mobile Barcode Use

Mobile barcode solutions company 3GVision says that mobile barcode use grew 18.7 per cent month-on-month worldwide in May. The figures are based on the companys i-nigma scanning system, and measures the number of QR code, Datamatrix and UPC/EAN scans recorded by the system during the month. 

This represents an 88.5 per cent growth when comparing the last three months with the previous three-month period. 

In 3GVisions league table, the US remains in top spot, while the UK movies up from fourth place to third, with barcode usage having increased by 31.5 per cent ibetween April and May. It should be noted, however, that 3GVisions figures do not include Japan, which is known to be at the forefront of mobile barcode use.

According to 3GVision, the top 10 users are:

  1. United States (1)
  2. Germany (2)
  3. United Kingdom (4)
  4. Italy (3)
  5. Canada (5)
  6. Netherlands (6)
  7. France (7)
  8. Hong Kong (8)
  9. Spain (9)
  10. Australia (13)