brother_printer

Brother printer SDK for Flutter using native SDK v4 on iOS and v3 on Android.

Installation

Be sure to read requirements of the native SDK: https://support.brother.com/g/s/es/htmldoc/mobilesdk/

Add this to your package's pubspec.yaml file:

dependencies:
  brother_printer: ^0.1.3

iOS

In the Podfile uncomment:

    platform :ios, '10.0'

In the Info.plist add:

    <key>NSBluetoothAlwaysUsageDescription</key>
    <string>Bluetooth is required for connection to your printer.</string>
    <key>NSBluetoothPeripheralUsageDescription</key>
    <string>Bluetooth is required for connection to your printer.</string>
    <key>NSLocalNetworkUsageDescription</key>
    <string>${PRODUCT_NAME} uses the local network to discover printers on your network.</string>
    <key>UISupportedExternalAccessoryProtocols</key>
    <array>
        <string>com.brother.ptcbp</string>
    </array>
    <key>NSBonjourServices</key>
    <array>
        <string>_printer._tcp</string>
        <string>_pdl-datastream._tcp</string>
        <string>_ipp._tcp</string>
    </array>

Android

Connection doesn't seem to work on emulator.

Add permissions:

    <uses-permission android:name="android.permission.INTERNET" />
    <uses-permission android:name="android.permission.BLUETOOTH" />
    <uses-permission android:name="android.permission.BLUETOOTH_ADMIN" />
    <uses-permission android:name="android.permission.ACCESS_FINE_LOCATION" />
    <uses-permission android:name="android.permission.WRITE_EXTERNAL_STORAGE" />

You have to manually authorized the location permission on the device (will be improve later).

Warning

You may have some crash in release mode, you can add this to your android/app/build.gradle:

    buildTypes {
        release {
            minifyEnabled false
            shrinkResources false

            signingConfig signingConfigs.release
        }
    }

Notes

There are difference between what return the iOS version and the Android version

    print('${device.model.nameAndroid} - ${device.source} - ${device.modelName} - ${device.ipAddress} - ${device.printerName} - ${device.macAddress} - ${device.nodeName} - ${device.serialNumber} - ${device.bleAdvertiseLocalName}');

    # iOS
    QL-820NWB - BrotherDeviceSource.network - Brother QL-820NWB - 10.0.0.1 - Brother QL-820NWB - b0:68:e6:97:db:42 - BRWB068E697DB42 - K9Z195606 - null
    QL-820NWB - BrotherDeviceSource.bluetooth - QL-820NWB - null - QL-820NWB5606 - null - null - 806FB0BABE7C - null

    Network: modelName, ipAddress, printerName, network macAddress, nodeName, serialNumber
    Bluetooth: modelName, printerName, serialNumber

    # Android
    QL-820NWB - BrotherDeviceSource.network - Brother QL-820NWB - 10.0.0.1 - null - B0:68:E6:97:DB:42 - BRWB068E697DB42 - null - null
    QL-820NWB - BrotherDeviceSource.bluetooth - null - null - QL-820NWB5606 - 80:6F:B0:BA:BE:7D - null - null - null

    Network: modelName, ipAddress, network macAddress, serialNumber
    Bluetooth: printerName, bluetooth macAddress

Author

Libraries

brother_printer
device
label_size
model