For next generation mobile app development, Star has introduced an industry-first software development kit (SDK) for Star printer control for the popular cross-platform framework, React Native. The SDK is available for Star’s current printer range and helps reduce development time and maintenance costs associated with printer control and connection.
Responding to this trend, Star has developed StarXpand SDK, initially targeting React Native but scheduled to later include other native and alternative cross-platform environments, to help reduce the development time and maintenance costs associated with printer connection. The SDK features a new StarIO10 framework that provides a number of advantages including asynchronous communication allowing print jobs to take place in parallel, lowering implementation costs and the possibility of bugs while improving code readability. As StarIO10 is emulation-free, one StarXpand document will work with any current Star POS / Mobile printer.
|About React Native|
In the past, mobile POS applications had been developed exclusively for each operating system (OS), such as iOS and Android. However,
in recent years cross-platform development which allows more of the programs of an application to be developed with one code for multiple OS’s is attracting attention. Cross-platform development is expected to become essential to application development in the future.
New “StarIO10” Adventage
ASYNCHRONOUS COMMUNICATION with the Printer
StarIO10 features for asynchronous COMMUNICATION.
|Emulation Free (No Need consideration of Emulation)|
StarIO10 features for Emulation Free
|Same API for different OS|
StarIO10 features for Same API
Human-Readable Command Creation
StarIO10 features for Human-Readable Command Creation
Faster Printer Search
StarIO10 features for Faster Printer Search
Log Communications Between OS and Printer
StarIO10 features for Log Communications Between OS and Printer
Part of the Star Micronics Technology Portfolio
StarXpand™ SDK for React Native is just one of the many technologies offered by Star Micronics. Other solutions include CloudPRNT, which enables users to print to Star Micronics printers directly through a cloud service, and SteadyLAN™, which provides wired Ethernet service to devices connected to a networked printer via the Lightning or USB-C® cable.