VB6 Studio On Android!

"Wavelink Studio applications run much faster and the screen displays are larger on our new Android devices!"

- Barcoders.com WMS Customer who migrated to Android.

If you're like us you've written VB6 applications based on the Wavelink Studio API for the better part of the past few decades. Using the Wavelink Com Server and various Wavelink hardware specific enablers, along with Avalanche, you've been able to migrate your VB6 applications, originally written for the Symbol DR-DOS based LRTs and PDTS, to more current Microsoft Windows CE and Windows Mobile based handhelds. Hardware choices were numerous thanks to the many enablers Wavelink released for the many different Manufacturers and Models out there. We tip our hats to Wavelink for doing so.

We happened to specialize and settled on Symbol, then Motorola, then Zebra devices such as the MC3000 and MC9000 terminals. We diversified a little and offered our customers Datalogic handhelds such as the Falcon, Falcon X3, Skorpio and Skorpio X3.

Unfortunately, through no fault of our own, the handheld industry has decided to migrate away from Windows CE/Mobile as the OS and to Android. At this point your future hardware options are dead ended, and the years of hard work spent writing thousands of lines of code, creating the perfect software applications for your customers are now destined to slowly die as the supply of Windows CE/Mobile devices fade into obscurity.

Good news here!

About two years ago, we started an internal Windows/Android programming project that I'm happy to announce today has successfully bridged the gap between VB6 based Wavelink Studio applications and Android based Zebras hardware!

Termed the Barcoders.com 'Android Connector' we offer a full migration path for VB6 code to Android scanners. Three critical components make up our "Android Connector’.

First, is the VB6 modules and classes that we've written that snap directly into your VB6 code and replace the Wavelink OLE calls you use. Once imported into your VB6 solution, you can convert your existing VB6 code projects by running a couple of global 'Find and Replace' statements.

Second, is the Wavelink Com server replacement application we've written that runs in addition to, side by side, or in place of, your current Wavelink Com server. If side-by-side, you can use your old Windows CE devices AT THE SAME TIME as the new Android devices!

Third, is the Android .APK package that we've written that installs directly on each of your Android devices, through a 'sideload'. Updated periodically for bug fixes and enhancements, the .APK can be downloaded, once your company is on-board, directly from our websitre and installed by your tech team!

All of this is offered at a very reasonable price, less than the Wavlink/Ivanti retail price for each Wavelink Studio license you used. Additionally, once you're on-board as a customer, we'll train you IT staff, so they can purchase Zebra Android scanners on the open market and then download and install our APK without paying the $75 per device fee Wavelink used to charge to manage your device through Avalanche!

If you feel this could help your company running Wavelink Studio applications, contact Barcoders.com today and start the dialogue. It may be just the help you need to keep your programs and applications relevent in this dawning Android era. You can contact Barcoders by sending an email to info@barcoders.com.