Does Retool support Bluetooth/BLE devices


I am new to Retool but have been used Thunkable for a while. I am working on an app that needs the ability to print directly to a Bluetooth printer. Does Retool have this capability?


1 Like

Hi @Synopsis_Labs Thanks for reaching out

I've moved this to feature requests since we don't have a natively supported way of directly printing from Retool. We are tracking requests to allow apps to access the browser's .print() api, so I'll let you know if that ships

There is a related discussion about printing from Retool apps here.

We have utils.downloadFile() and utils.downloadPage(), which makes it possible to download content. Your app users can then print the content using their local OS.

Alternatively, you can create a custom component which calls the browser's print() API. You can pass the print content into the custom component for printing, although this has limitations in terms of what you can do with formatting (since CORS blocks the creation of iframes inside of a custom component

I also saw some comments in the forum about connecting to an api that can print, so that could be worth exploring!