News & Updates

Stay up to date with the latest news, product updates, developer community announcements, career opportunities, and more from Socket Mobile. Below you'll find resources for all things Socket Mobile, along with original educational content surrounding overall trends in the data capture industry.

  • Socket Mobile Announces SocketCam Advanced Camera Scanning Support for Flutter

    Socket Mobile is excited to announce the addition of SocketCam C860 camera scanning support for our Flutter CaptureSDK. Flutter is an open-source framework created by Google for building natively compiled, multi-platform applications from a single codebase. Flutter is used by over two million developers and has quickly become a popular cross-platform mobile framework. Now, Socket Mobile is adding advanced camera scanning support for our Flutter developers, allowing them to serve users with more demanding scanning requirements.
    April 16, 2024

  • 5 Reasons Your App Users Need a Camera-Based Data Reader as a Backup

    As an app provider, facilitating a seamless data capture experience for your users requires a keen eye for reliability and adaptability. While hardware barcode scanners are reliable in many situations, having a versatile backup solution can be critical for emergencies. This is where integrating camera-based barcode scanning software into your app becomes a pivotal asset for your users.
    April 3, 2024

  • Mastering Smarter Data Capture in Field Inventory Management and Order Fulfillment

    Field order entry plays a critical role across various industries, with sales representatives constantly on the move visiting multiple business locations to keep inventory levels optimal. These reps often encounter significant data management challenges while on the road, and implementing data capture systems directly into inventory order applications can mitigate these issues—but only if the app is equipped with the right solution.
    March 13, 2024

  • Socket Mobile Announces SocketCam Advanced Camera Scanning Support for React Native

    Socket Mobile is excited to announce the addition of Socket Cam C860 camera scanning support for its React Native CaptureSDK. React Native is a popular open-source framework created by Meta Platforms (Facebook) that developers use to build multi-platform applications from a single codebase. Now, Socket Mobile is adding advanced camera scanning support for its React Native developers.
    March 12, 2024

  • Socket Mobile Reports Fourth Quarter 2023 and Full Year Results

    Socket Mobile, a leading provider of data capture and delivery solutions for enhanced workplace productivity, today reported financial results that are determined in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles in the United States ("GAAP") for the three and twelve months ended December 31, 2023.
    March 5, 2024

  • Data Capture for Deliveries Made Easy

    Delivery services and applications are on the rise for a variety of industries, highlighting the need for advanced tracking capabilities to keep customer satisfaction high. By integrating camera-based scanning technology, delivery applications can ensure seamless order tracking from pickup to drop off while efficiently managing product data in real time.
    February 27, 2024

  • Socket Mobile Announces Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2023 Results Release Date and Conference Call

    Socket Mobile, a leading provider of data capture and delivery solutions for enhanced productivity, today announced that it will release its fourth quarter and full-year 2023 financial results at the close of the market on Tuesday, March 5th, 2024. Management will also host a conference call to discuss these results that will begin at 5 p.m. Eastern Time (2 p.m. Pacific Time).
    February 27, 2024

  • Overcoming the Challenges of Damaged Barcodes in Delivery Services

    Mobile delivery services are integral to our daily routines, and customers consistently expect seamless delivery experiences. Drivers are under pressure and face multiple challenges, with damaged barcodes topping the list of frustrations. Given the widespread problem of damaged barcodes and the significant impact on delivery businesses, drivers must be equipped with modern data management solutions to mitigate these issues.
    February 15, 2024

  • NOW HIRING - RMA and Rework Technician

    The RMA & Rework Technician is responsible for testing, verifying, and refurbishing of incoming RMA units from the field in a timely manner at a high level of quality. This position will also support the production and quality teams with troubleshooting and root cause analysis.
    February 9, 2024

  • Equipping Food & Beverage Manufacturers with Resilient Data Capture Solutions

    Implementing reliable data capture tools is an evolving task for the food & beverage handling industry, as it’s often faced with unique challenges that require industrial, modern solutions. These challenges are rooted in the need for technology that is both durable and adaptable to the dynamic and rigorous demands of food manufacturing operations. By tailoring solutions to the specific needs of the food handling and processing industry, Socket Mobile's data capture solutions emerge as a crucial ally.
    January 25, 2024

  • NEW! DuraSleds for iPhone 15 - Modern Mobile Scanning Solutions

    Socket Mobile is proud to announce the arrival of our latest DuraSled models for iPhone 15! By merging cutting-edge Apple technology with practical, user-friendly designs, the new DuraSled delivers everyday, high-performance scanning solutions to modern iPhone users.
    January 16, 2024

  • Socket Mobile Announces DuraSled Models for iPhone 15

    Socket Mobile is excited to announce the arrival of the DuraSled Bluetooth Barcode Scanners for the iPhone 15. Our DuraSled models combine 1D/2D barcode scanning capabilities into a handheld sled case for iPhones, creating a one-handed solution. Now, compatibility for Apple iPhone 15 has been added for all models, making the DuraSled solutions more versatile and valuable than ever.
    January 9, 2024

  • Streamlining the Airline Industry with Camera Barcode Scanning

    Mobile camera barcode scanning is redefining data capture within the airline industry by streamlining critical customer-facing and behind-the-scenes processes—such as passenger check-in, baggage tracking, and boarding. Socket Mobile's SocketCam camera scanning software provides an innovative mobile solution for airlines to enhance staff mobility, reduce hardware costs, and achieve seamless system integration. By implementing SocketCam into daily operations, the aviation industry is able to meet the high standards of customer service that passengers expect and deserve.
    January 3, 2024

  • Socket Mobile's 2023 Year in Review

    Socket Mobile is saying farewell to 2023 and giving a warm welcome to 2024! With the New Year rolling in, it's the perfect time to pause and look back at the exciting year that was. In 2023, Socket Mobile set new standards in data capture with innovative product launches while also hitting key milestones and achievements.
    December 28, 2023

  • Socket Mobile Featured in "Doers and Dreamers" Business Impact Book

    We are thrilled that Socket Mobile has been featured in the business impact book, "Doers and Dreamers: How to Launch, Lead, Market, and Scale Companies that Impact the World." This book includes articles from over 150 global business leaders and features our article titled "The Benefits of Doing Things Backwards." Our piece delves into Socket Mobile's innovative strategies and unconventional approaches to business, and you can download the eBook for free!
    December 21, 2023

  • Socket Mobile Announces Comprehensive Recycling and Trade-In Program

    Socket Mobile is proud to announce our comprehensive Recycling Center and Outlet Store, marking a significant stride in our commitment to environmental sustainability and responsible global citizenship. This initiative offers customers the dual benefits of being able to recycle/trade in old units and offering the option to purchase high-quality, factory-certified refurbished data capture devices at a reduced cost.
    December 19, 2023

  • Step Up Your Scanning Game: The New Era of Camera Barcode Scanning for iOS and Android

    Socket Mobile is proud to introduce SocketCam C860, a revolutionary step in mobile barcode scanning. With the C860’s industry-leading decoding ability, you can read damaged barcodes and scan in challenging lighting conditions using just your mobile device's camera. SocketCam C860 provides a seamless upgrade process and a clear path toward innovating your business operations.
    December 15, 2023

  • Socket Mobile Announces its SocketScan S550 NFC Mobile Wallet Reader is Apple VAS Certified

    Socket Mobile is excited to announce that its SocketScan S550 NFC Mobile Wallet Reader is Apple VAS Certified. Apple's Value Added Services (VAS) focus on storing and utilizing digital passes within the Apple Wallet. To use these NFC passes in the Apple Wallet, compatible readers must support the Apple VAS protocol. Socket Mobile's S550 complies with Apple's NFC VAS Protocol and is certified to select and retrieve mobile passes from the Apple wallet resident on iPhones and Apple Watches.
    December 13, 2023

  • Socket Mobile Adds Upgrade Option to Free Camera Barcode Scanner on Android

    Socket Mobile is proud to announce that you can now upgrade from our free SocketCam C820 to the SocketCam C860 on Android. The C860 is our newest, enhanced camera-based barcode scanner that turns any mobile device into a robust scanning solution capable of reading damaged and other difficult-to-read barcodes in adverse conditions.
    December 12, 2023

  • Upgrading Modern Manufacturing with Industrial Data Capture Solutions

    Reliable, accurate data capture has never been more critical for manufacturing. From managing complex supply chains to ensuring the seamless production and flow of goods, manufacturers face an array of challenges that demand innovative scanning solutions. As the daily demands and complexities continue to escalate, Socket Mobile is stepping up to the plate—providing industrial, smartphone-integrated tools that set new standards for modern manufacturing data capture processes.
    December 7, 2023