Since hiku uses a commercial grade scanner, it can read a wide variety of 1D barcodes instantly. hiku supports the most popular symbologies like UPC-A, Code 128, Code 29, UPC-E, EAN-8, EAN-13, and more. Our barcode database currently has over 17M records for translating a barcode into something intelligent in your list. Today these are mostly products geared toward the US market, but we are in no way limited to that.
The beauty of hiku is that whenever it does not recognize a barcode, it emits a different beep to prompt you to speak the name of the product. We then associate that name with that barcode, and make it available for everyone in the hiku community. So we can crowdsource the universe of barcodes together and make something really useful.