Mobeam releases Android SDK

Mobeam, a mobile barcode technology provider, today announced that it is making its mobile beaming technology SDK available to Android developers to enable them to create their own Android-based applications and concepts using barcodes or other applications of beaming.

A collection of self-service APIs and tools, the Mobeam SDK license will be offered free to developers for an initial period of 120 days with extensions available on a case-by-case basis, according to a press release.

Mobeam said its patented light-based beaming technology overcomes historical technical barriers and enables point-of-sale laser scanners to read barcodes on Android mobile devices. Its system currently operates with more than 200 million Samsung phones, and the company is in talks with other manufacturers to expand the technology to other market leading devices, according to the announcement. 

"Mobeam is a very unique and powerful enabling technology for smartphones," Mobeam CEO George Garrick said in a statement.  "Although we are actively working on the major opportunity areas such as mobile payments, we have no monopoly on ideas.  No doubt, the Android developer community as a whole is eager to develop creative, new and exciting applications and we hope that making this technology available will lead to many exciting new ideas and applications. In addition, we will be reaching out to companies with existing shopping and promotion apps since the addition of beaming will enable those apps to communicate directly with the POS scanner."

Topics: Contactless / NFC, Handsets / Devices, Mobile/Digital Wallet, Mobile Marketing, POS, Restaurants, Retail

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