The easy way to create mobile applications for warehouse environments October 18th, 2018

The easy way to create mobile applications for warehouse environments
To appeal to the individual needs of warehouse managers, resellers need the ability to create new applications for mobile devices in short spaces of time and without the need of a technical expert.

Why are mobile apps needed in the warehouse environment?

Warehouse managers need these unique apps, because with them, management can become much more efficient and virtually flawless through automated processes, improved accuracy and better organisation.

It’s likely most warehouses already deploy mobile devices for actions such as barcode scanning, data capture, inventory, picking and stock checking. But the ability to create unique apps can cover many more activities, such as distribution, logistics and other management functions.

To help warehouse managers get the most from their devices, BlueStar offers Kalipso Studio, a platform that allows users to create mobile applications in a fast and easy way.

This is thanks to Kalipso’s low code environment that does not require any deep knowledge about coding.

What can Kalipso Studio do?

Kalipso drastically reduces project development costs, meaning resellers can deliver professional apps on time whilst reducing cost and increasing ROI. The platform has all the necessary technology such as barcoding, RFID, NFC and printing already implemented, and by using drag and drop buttons and actions users easily build a solution for any activity.

The helpful software allows users to focus on the process, instead of losing time thinking about how to code such activity in an app. If you want to build a warehouse management application, you will need to connect your application with your database. With Kalipso’s powerful ODBC/OLEDB gateway (MIS Communicator) you can access any database using WI-FI, GPRS, 3G and more.

Additional benefits of Kalipso Studio include:
  • SDKs from the main manufacturers (such as Zebra, Datalogic and Honeywell) are already implemented on the platform – this is extremely useful when developing applications with systems such as barcoding or RFID
  • Multi-OS development - create as many mobile applications as needed, and deploy them to as many devices as you needed.
  • Personalised training - if you require help on certain aspects of the platform in order to develop a personalised solution, focussed training is available.

BlueStar recognises how important is to have the best software in order to be able to run hardware steadily. Kalipso will let you develop stable solutions easily and integrate them with certified hardware provided by BlueStar. This way, you will be able to get access into a disruptive and innovative platform, developing all the solutions you need in a faster and easier way and deploying to hardware which will be capable of running them.

For more information, visit the Kalipso website or view the Partner Summit highlights video.


Samantha is BlueStar's Digital Media Specialist, and the primary contributing writer for VartechNation. Previously, she has worked as a Public Relations Associate and a Social Media Manager.