Grabba & Apple

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Grabba is a member of the Apple MFI program and most iPhone and iPod touch models are supported by the Grabba range.

The Grabba range of Data Capture attachments includes the S-Series and Q-Series. All our Grabba devices are integrated into our Software Development kit so your software developer only has to write their application once. Never before has your developer been able to write the workplace application once and deploy it across the enterprise with such an array of Grabba devices.

With Grabba you can also mix and match technologies across your customer’s workplace.

Some may only need one technology (such as barcode scanning) while other tasks may need multiple technologies (such as barcode scanning, card reading and RFID). You can do all of this with Grabba attachments. Don’t let your application be restricted by the technologies you can use. Grabba is your best choice.
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Apple developers have several options to integrate Grabba technology into their application. The Grabba will work out of the box using the Grabba Browser application that is available as a free download in the App Store. The Grabba Browser allows clients with web page based applications to start working with Grabba with zero modifications. The Grabba Browser works by simulating keystrokes (based on captured data) into whatever the active field is.

For even greater control in your web page you can use the Grabba Javascript SDK.
The Javascript SDK gives the webpage greater control on how the data is handled, for example directing the barcode data to a pre-defined data field or be automatically sent to a backend server. The Javascript SDK also can inform the web page of Grabba model numbers and battery levels.

If you want the Grabba to work in a Native iOS app, you can use the Grabba SDK for iOS. With the SDK you have full control what happens to the data and the Grabba operation. The SDK also allows you to send data to the technologies that allow for 2 way communications (e.g. Smartcards/RFI D). Included in the SDK is a demo application that shows you how easy it is to implement the Grabba SDK for iOS in your code. The Software Developers Kit (for iOS) includes a static library for native Xcode development and Grabba Simulator to aid in development (Barcode and Magstripe). The implementation can be as simple or as complex as your code needs it to be.