Over the past few decades barcodes have slowly become a part of everyday life. Every purchase from a supermarket, clothing outlet, or hardware store involves scanning a barcode. Over the last 10 years, interactions with barcode technology have vastly improved. The industry has expanded and innovated to a point where the start-up costs are no longer prohibitive. Unfortunately, companies are not utilizing them to their full potential. Give a developer $100 and ten minutes and a barcode scanning application can be born.