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Developer Community Updates

Socket Mobile has a long-standing commitment to providing best-in-class development tools and resources for our application developers. Below you can find the latest Socket Mobile developer updates, resources, and announcements as we are constantly working to expand our community and provide a top-of-the-line development environment.

  • CaptureSDK Updated to Support S370 & S550

    Socket Mobile’s CaptureSDK has been updated to add support for the new SocketScan S370 (NFC & QR code reader), along with other changes that add further support for the SocketScan S550 (NFC reader). Explore the changes that have been made to CaptureSDK to better support these products and how the changes may affect your application.
    May 4, 2023

  • Updates for Android 12 Bluetooth Permissions

    As we are preparing to update our Socket Mobile Companion app and CaptureSDK to support Android 12, we realized that the transition could potentially cause device connection issues that interrupt end user's workflow. To avoid these interruptions as much as possible, we are making additional changes to ensure the end users will have a smooth experience for the transition.
    February 14, 2023

  • Welcoming .NET MAUI Support to CaptureSDK

    Socket Mobile has added support for MAUI in the latest update of our C# nuget package for CaptureSDK. MAUI is the replacement for Xamarin from Microsoft and will be the new way to develop cross-platform mobile and desktop apps in C# going forward.
    November 16, 2022

  • SocketCam C820 Added to Android CaptureSDK

    The latest update of CaptureSDK for Android and CaptureSDK Java V1.6 includes support for SocketCamC820, a free camera-based scanning solution. With SocketCam C820, your customers now have the option to use the camera on their mobile devices to read 1D/2D barcodes.
    November 9, 2022

  • Swift Package Manager Support Added to CaptureSDK

    Swift Package Manager (SPM) support has been added to CaptureSDK, and application developers can now explore the benefits of the managing solution and the steps to integrate it.
    September 28, 2022

  • Accelerate Audits and Inspections with SocketCam

    SocketCam's camera-based data capture optimizes and accelerates inspections and auditing processes across a range of commercial environments. Whether for safety, security, access control, compliance, or service usage monitoring, SocketCam provides a quick and efficient data capture solution.
    September 14, 2022

  • Step into the Future of 2D Barcode Adoption with the SocketScan S720

    The new S720 Linear Barcode plus QR code reader provides high-performance, efficient 2D barcode reading that will take you into the future of data capture. With our new S700 trade-in program, users can receive the S720 at a discounted price and upgrade to 2D barcode functionality.
    September 1, 2022

  • Advantages and Disadvantages of Xamarin App Development

    Walk through the pros and cons of Xamarin app development and decide if the platform is the right choice for building your application.
    June 30, 2022

  • Flutter vs. React Native: Which is Better for Your App?

    Compare the benefits and drawbacks of Flutter and React Native for app development, and ultimately decide which platform is better suited for your application.
    June 6, 2022

  • Basic Mode or App Mode Barcode Scanning? It’s Your Choice, But...

    Discover the advantages and disadvantages of both Basic mode and App mode for setting up your barcode scanner to read and receive data.
    May 5, 2022

  • Flutter CaptureSDK is About More Than Just Flutter

    There’s a lot of reasons why developers choose Socket Mobile’s CaptureSDK to integrate with their applications, with one of the biggest being the ever-growing library of supported platforms. That library grew earlier this spring when Socket Mobile announced its support for Flutter.  Let’s take a closer look at what this means for app developers, as well as for the larger community of CaptureSDK users.
    March 31, 2022