Socket Mobile releases updated SDK with Apple® iOS 8 support

September 11, 2014 by Socket Mobile | PRESS RELEASES

NEWARK, Calif., – September 11, 2014 ‐ Socket Mobile, Inc. (OTC: SCKT), an innovative provider of mobile barcode scanning and mobile device products, today released the latest version of their industry leading Cordless Hand Scanner (CHS) Software Developer Kit, SocketScan SDK version 10.1. The latest version includes many new features and benefits and is also compatible with Apple’s latest iOS 8 operating system.

Advanced features in the SDK include data editing and Softscan (to use the iPhone and Android® built in cameras as a scanner). Featured benefits of the SDK include allowing developers to build a scanner enabled Application so all of the limitations of HID mode are removed. Other benefits include unlimited character set, end‐to‐end error checking, multiple cursor fields and program control for scan data placement.

The new SDK provides support for Socket Mobile’s model 8Qi 2D barcode scanner announced earlier this quarter. The 8Qi is the smallest and lightest 2D barcode scanner available in the market today. The 8Qi can be attached to most smartphones including the Apple iPhone®, iPod touch® and Samsung® S4 devices in a “sled type” configuration. The 8Qi slips neatly into your pocket and fits comfortably in the palm of your hand when attached to a smartphone. You can add a lanyard or belt clip for a wearable solution making the 8Qi accessible at any time.

The Socket Mobile SDK also provides additional features and benefits for mobile point of sale (mPOS) customers who want to utilize the Socket Mobile QX barcode scanning stand (QX Stand) to securely scan their electronic coupons and loyalty cards by passing them under a Socket Mobile 7Xi or 7Qi 2D barcode scanner in auto detection mode without relinquishing control of their mobile devices.

As developers continue to expand their mobile point‐of‐sale and business applications, Socket Mobile is focused on being a front‐runner in the barcode scanning arena. Socket Mobile barcode scanners are used in a variety of mobile applications such as mobile point‐of‐sale, hospitality and healthcare. Designed for mobile use, Socket Mobile scanners are easy to use and effortlessly connect with smartphones and tablets using Apple, Android or Windows® operating systems.

Socket Mobile invites interested developers to join the Socket Mobile Developer Program. With over 1,000 software application developers registered to use Socket Mobile’s software developer kit, hundreds of applications have been introduced into the market. Register here at to receive information and support to begin developing applications for use with Socket Mobile products.

Socket Mobile upgrades its SocketScan SDK to maintain the compatibility of its barcode scanning products with mobile device operating system updates from Apple, Android and Windows to support new products. The CHS 8Qi scanner will be available in October of this year and the QX Stand will be shipping in late Q3.

About Socket Mobile
Founded in 1992, Socket Mobile is a leading innovator of mobile devices and productivity tools for retail point of sale, field service, healthcare, and other mobile markets. Our portfolio includes wireless handheld and hands‐free barcode scanners for tablets and smartphones; durable handheld devices and accessories; and OEM solutions for the mobile device market. Socket Mobile is headquartered in Newark, Calif. and can be reached at +1‐510‐933‐3000 or Follow Socket Mobile on Facebook, Twitter @socketmobile or subscribe to, the company’s official blog.

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