This update to BarCodeKit establishes full compatibility for iOS and Mac. You can now use BarCodeKit to generate images of bar codes for display and print on both platforms with identical features.
As of this version BarCodeKit gains implementations for all of the most important 1D symbologies. Most of the work on this release was done by Jaanus Siim and Geoff Breemer in exchange for licenses to use this library for their own projects. BarCodeKit 1.1 is a free update for existing users and available for purchase on our Parts Store.
iOS7 will have the ability to scan 1D and 2D bar codes built-in. The same is true for generating 2D bar codes. Which begs the question why Apple opted to omit support for creating 1D bar codes. (rdar://14694904)
One second hand explanation I heard was that laser-based scanners might have trouble reading 1D codes from the screen of an iPhone, whereas 2D codes require a camera anyway and therefore can be easily scanned even from a display.
While this explains the omission to a certain degree, I don’t buy it. I can think of many scenarios where you would want to print a 1D bar code, or put it into a PDF that is supposed to printed. Also, as CCD-based scanners become more prevalent they will soon be available in larger numbers than laser-based scanners.
In short, I am seeing a niche that is not being served. Thus I’m announcing BarCodeKit.