Star Micronics Announces First Apple AirPrint POS Printer

Star Micronics, a leading manufacturer of mobile, point of sale (POS), and customer engagement technologies, has officially received certification for the first Apple AirPrint™ POS printer. The new TSP654II AirPrint will be available to the market in coming months. With both Ethernet and WLAN capabilities, the printer will work...

RSPA Announces New President/CEO

The Retail Solutions Provider Association (RSPA) is pleased to announce the appointment of a new President and CEO, John T. Kirk. The RSPA is a non-profit association comprised of resellers, distributors, hardware manufacturers, software developers, consultants and service providers who bring retail technology solutions to the marketplace.  RSPA is the...

Gusto Point of Sale Integrates with Vantiv triPOS Cloud

Dovetail Systems, Inc. today announced to its Gusto Point of Sale (POS) customers the availability of Vantiv’s triPOS Cloud, an application program interface (API) developed for faster and easier payment processing in real time. Vantiv, the largest merchant acquirer in the U.S. based on number of transactions, creates open...

What ISVs Need to Know About Zebra’s “Savanna” Announcement

Prior to today's Zebra Technologies’ announcement concerning its new Savanna data intelligence platform, DevPro Journal sat down with Matt Kowalski, Senior Manager, Operations, Chief Technology Officer at Zebra to learn more about how ISVs can benefit. Mike Monocello, DevPro Journal: Why is Zebra’s referring to its new platform as a...

Zebra Unveils New Platform to Power Data-Driven Apps

Zebra Technologies Corporation, the market leader in rugged mobile computers, bar code scanners and barcode printers enhanced with software and services to enable real-time visibility, today announced Savanna™, a fundamental building-block platform for accelerating Enterprise Asset Intelligence and the digital transformation of enterprise operations for Zebra’s customers and partners. With...
ISV Startup

7 Candid Lessons for ISV Startups

First, some perspective… In the restaurant world, getting feedback on dining experiences can be very valuable to management and ownership. The trouble is actually getting the feedback. When the first post-dining surveys were rolled out, restaurateurs were so excited to get feedback, they didn’t care what they got. Then, once...

How a Lawyer Launched A Fintech Startup

Georgina Nelson was on maternity leave from her job as a lawyer in London when she decided to launch tech startup TruRating. Her work for a consumer protection association (similar to Consumer Reports) educated her on the consumer review space, including the problems of competitors leaving negative ratings and...

VARs, Integrators, MSPs, CSPs, and ISVs: DevPro Journal is Here to Help Your Software Business Flourish

I’ve seen a lot of changes over the past 17+ years since I started covering the B2B IT space. Four trends stand out from those early years:  RFID. In the early 2000s, the promise of one-cent RFID tags and “lights out warehousing” seemed right around the corner. Like all big ideas, the vision can be years ahead of the...

Keep This Payment Security Checklist Handy

It’s no secret that developing applications becomes even more complex when you look to integrate payment processing. There are literally hundreds of pages of rules and regulations by multiple bodies that you need to follow to ensure your software follows the necessary security protocols and best practices. DevPro Journal had...
Internet of Things

Internet of Things (IoT) Quiz For ISVs

Looking to cash in on one of the hottest trends in IT today — IoT? You aren't alone. Many ISVs and integrators know that IoT can provide tangible benefits and real ROI to customers in almost any market. As such, the opportunity is huge. Unfortunately, many dive in without...

Get Better Every Day: Self-Improvement Techniques for ISV Executives

Earlier this year at the RetailNOW show in Nashville, Jim Roddy, reseller and ISV business advisor at Vantiv, interviewed Jeremy Julian, COO CBS NorthStar. Last year, I interviewed the company’s CEO, Art Julian, and was intrigued by the hospitality VAR-turned-ISV’s insistence that he viewed his company as a 20-year-old...
Star Micronics mPOP

Star Micronics, Sudzy Team Up to Provide Turnkey iPad POS to Dry Cleaners

Star Micronics, the global industry leader in point-of-sale printer solutions, has teamed up with Sudzy, a leading-edge developer of POS software for the dry cleaning industry, to provide an all-in-one cloud-based iPad POS solution, featuring Star Micronics mPOP, which is certified with the Sudzy software. Sudzy POS provides many industry-specific features that...

This ISV is Using Real-Time Business Intelligence to Make Retail Smarter

Today’s retailers face many challenges. Online competitors such as Amazon provide customers with not only low prices and lots of variety, but with convenient and engaging shopping experiences. In response, brick and mortar stores have had to adjust their businesses to simply survive. Many of the adjustments they’ve made...

BIXOLON Releases Xamarin and Apache Cordova SDKs

BIXOLON Co., Ltd. a leading global mobile, label and POS printer manufacturer, today announced two new software solutions to speed development of cross-platform printing applications for its broad family of mobile and stationary POS receipt printers. The first POS printer manufacturer to offer development tools for the Xamarin and Apache...

Granbury Solutions Receives 2017 Inc. 5000 and Fast Tech Honors

Granbury Solutions received honors from both the 2017 Inc. 5000 and Tech Titans FastTech awards. This marks the company’s fourth consecutive year on the Inc. 5000 list and 5th consecutive year on the North Texas Tech Titans FastTech list. “We are excited to have received both of these honors again...

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