Scantrust Consumer (“STC”) is a consumer-facing product powered by Scantrust. It’s designed for brands to easily set up HTML5 pages for their products. Consumers can browse these pages after they scan the Scantrust QR code on the product, with non-st scanning apps such as WeChat.
All Scantrust QR codes have an URL. This URL points to an endpoint (server) and contains a unique message to identify each code in the system. When the QR code is scanned by any QR code reader, the URL is opened, and the default flow is that the user is immediately redirected to the product information page as it is configured on the Scantrust Portal by the Brand owner. Brands would like to have a way to add more features to this default behavior which has been the basis for developing Scantrust Consumer (STC).
The Scantrust Consumer application is designed to be the landing page for third party QR code scans by consumers. It can holds information about the manufacturing process, authenticity of the scanned product, product lifecycle etc. This information is retrieved by calling the STC API endpoint.
The basic features are:
- Serial Number Lookup
- Product Detail Information Display
- Supply Chain Management (SCM) Information Display
- Registering Customer feedback
The STC App has been implemented as a standalone HTML5 AngularJS app, and this app is freely available for further customization. Brands can also choose to use the API key and endpoint directly and build their own app, which is easy - all the programming framework needs to support are calls to the JSON REST API.
This document describes how to install and use the Scantrust Consumer template application and the associated endpoints.