Star Micronics has released an industry-first software development kit for Star printer control and connection.
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.
Star has published StarXpand SDK for React Native on the popular GitHub site where developers around the world publish, share program code, and discuss integration.