Blog

Keep up with overall trends, announcements, and educational content surrounding the data capture industry with Socket Mobile's blog. Explore current relevant topics and find helpful hints and resources throughout your data capture journey by reading through our organic blog pieces below.


  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • Reinventing Airport Baggage Handling Efficiency with XtremeScan Data Readers

    Socket Mobile's XtremeScan line of industrial barcode scanners offers a revolutionary approach to baggage handling by combining the ease of iPhone interfaces with high-performance scanning and military-grade device protection. The technology enables real-time data access, seamless synchronization with various airport systems, and improved customer communication, all aiming to create an improved user experience and increase passenger satisfaction.
    September 11, 2023

  • XtremeScan: Harnessing the Power of iPhones in Extreme Work Environments

    Socket Mobile's XtremeScan line revolutionizes the use of iPhones in extreme work environments. By overcoming traditional challenges and unlocking the potential of iOS applications, XtremeScan reshapes industrial data capture like never before.
    August 28, 2023

  • Find the Right Data Reader for Your Needs with Socket Mobile's Comparison Guides

    Navigating the diverse options of data readers can be overwhelming. Socket Mobile's Data Reader Comparison Guides simplify this task, breaking down the unique features and functionalities of various models. Equip yourself with the knowledge to make an informed purchasing decision, finding the perfect data capture solution tailored to your business needs.
    August 10, 2023

  • Unleashing the Potential of Digital Solutions in Event Management

    Explore how digital data capture technology is reshaping the event management landscape. Learn about Socket Mobile's innovative solutions, including QR/NFC technology, that streamline event processes, elevate the guest experience, and provide a competitive edge in the industry.
    July 26, 2023

  • Transforming Delivery Jobs: The Power of Camera-Based Barcode Scanning

    The emergence of camera-based barcode scanning technology is paving the way for a significant transformation in the delivery industry's employment models. The technology is revolutionizing the way delivery companies operate, enabling more flexible employment models and improving overall efficiency.
    May 25, 2023

  • Revolutionizing Access Control with Digital ID

    Digital IDs are quickly gaining popularity around the world and offer a solution for a more secure and convenient way to manage access control. By implementing digital ID solutions for access control, businesses and organizations can enhance security, reduce costs, and streamline access control processes.
    May 10, 2023

  • Curating Elevated Event Experiences with QR Codes & NFC Technology

    Events are the perfect playground for QR codes and contactless technology as they provide enhanced experiences for attendees while also improving and streamlining processes behind the scenes. Explore the benefits of QR & NFC technologies and how they can be implemented throughout events to create a next-level experience for attendees.
    April 27, 2023

  • Leveraging QR Codes for your Business: Stock Camera or SocketCam?

    Packing in considerably more data than traditional one-dimensional barcodes, the two-dimensional “QR code” has a use for everything from inventory and delivery tracking to ticket authentication and even payment systems. Explore the basics of scanning QR codes with stock camera apps, the possible issues you may run into when using these apps for data capture, and Socket Mobile’s software-based solutions to overcome these issues.
    April 13, 2023

  • New Product Selection Tool for Personalized Data Reader Recommendations

    We are thrilled to announce the launch of our updated Product Selection Tool! Finding the perfect data reader for your business or application can be a challenging and time-consuming process. That's why we've created this easy-to-use tool to help you narrow down your options and find the best data reader for your needs.
    March 29, 2023

  • GS1 Transitions to the Next Dimension: 2D Barcodes

    GS1 is slowly making the transition from 1D to 2D barcodes. It's important to know why this change is being made and how it will impact data capture. Learn more about the differences between 1D and 2D barcodes and how upgrading to 2D technology can benefit your business.
    March 1, 2023

  • Convenience of "Tap-and-Go" NFC Mobile Payments

    Every day, consumers increasingly choose NFC tap-and-go payments using their smart watches and phones instead of reaching for cards in their wallets. Learn how the convenience of tap-and-go NFC mobile payments is allowing users to make secure financial transactions without their wallets.
    February 24, 2023