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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.


  • Android Developers: Critical Updates to the Socket Mobile Companion App and CaptureSDK

    In order to adhere to new Google requirements, we are making important updates to the Socket Mobile Companion App and CaptureSDK for Android. To avoid any significant interruptions, please ensure that your apps are updated to the latest version of CaptureSDK (1.7.30). This update is crucial for providing seamless compatibility between your CaptureSDK enabled apps and the latest Socket Mobile Companion app, particularly on Android 12 and later versions.
    November 21, 2023

  • SocketCam C820 Support for CaptureSDK Flutter is Here!

    Socket Mobile is excited to announce that SocketCam C820 support has been added to CaptureSDK Flutter! Developers can now add free camera-based barcode scanning solution to their Flutter apps that supports both iOS and Android. With SocketCam C820, testing CaptureSDK integration is simplified, and end users gain a free, high-performance camera scanning solution.
    October 23, 2023

  • CaptureSDK React Native 1.4.17 Adds C820 Free Camera-Based Scanning

    The latest CaptureSDK React Native (version 1.4.17) introduces support for camera-based scanning with SocketCam C820. This feature enables any mobile device to function as a high-performance barcode scanner, capable of scanning both 1D and 2D barcodes. The update streamlines the testing process, as no hardware is required, providing a versatile and efficient scanning solution.
    August 15, 2023

  • iPadOS 16.6: Scanner Reconnect Issue Fixed

    The persistent scanner reconnection issue on iPads has been successfully addressed with the recent iPadOS 16.6 update. As a developer, updating to this version will help you avoid any reconnection issues previously experienced with scanner-based apps, enhancing your overall development and user experience.
    August 3, 2023

  • S550 Achieves FeliCa Certification

    We're excited to announce that our SocketScan S550 NFC Mobile Wallet Reader is officially certified under the FeliCa card standard. This expands development opportunities into the extensive FeliCa network, utilized for payment transactions worldwide. Discover how this global reach can enhance your applications and deliver unparalleled user experiences.
    July 26, 2023

  • Upcoming Removal of Older CaptureSDK Versions for Android

    In our continued commitment to improving security and reliability, Socket Mobile will be removing older versions of the CaptureSDK for Android from our repository on August 4th, 2023. We urge all developers to update to the latest version, 1.6.15, to ensure ongoing compatibility and performance.
    July 19, 2023

  • CaptureSDK Update: Resolving iPadOS 16.5 Bluetooth Issues

    In the recently launched iPadOS 16.5, there were some unanticipated changes to the Bluetooth management for iPadOS apps. As a result, if a user tries to run two or more CaptureSDK-integrated apps, their Socket Mobile barcode scanners will stop working when the second app is started.
    June 22, 2023

  • 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