New Software Allows Bluetooth Barcode Scanners to connect to Android Devices

Posted December 14, 2010

Software developers can now add commercial-grade barcode scanning capabilities to Android applications

Socket Mobile announced the availability of SocketScan 10 beta for Google Android. SocketScan 10 is a highly versatile barcode scanning software tool that enables developers to add commercial-grade rapid and robust barcode scanning capabilities to their smartphone, tablet, notebook and desktop applications. Compatible products for the beta Android release include all v3 models of the Socket Bluetooth® Cordless Hand Scanner™ (CHS) Series 7 portable 2D and 1D barcode scanner.

“Android market share is expected to grow by more than 50 percent over the next four years, making it the world’s second most popular mobile device OS according to IDC’s Worldwide Quarterly Mobile Phone Tracker,” said Samantha Chu, data collection product manager at Socket Mobile. “SocketScan 10 makes it easy for Android developers to integrate commercial-grade barcode scanning into their applications by opening up compatibility to encompass Android OS 2.1 and above. We’ve also added some new features such as EZ Pair technology that assists with establishing a quick connection between the smartphone and scanner.”

SocketScan 10 Availability

The beta keyboard wedge version of SocketScan 10 software for Google Android will be available to download for free on the Socket Mobile Web site by the end of this month. You can also download and install this beta version directly onto your Android device by typing from your device browser. The SDK will be available for purchase online and through distribution beginning in January 2011.

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