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Permissions | Android Barcode Scanner

Add camera permission

The Scanbot Barcode Scanner SDK needs access to the device camera so it can scan from a live camera stream. Therefore, the camera permission android.permission.CAMERA must be defined in the AndroidManifest.xml file.

<manifest xmlns:android="" ...>

<uses-permission android:name="android.permission.CAMERA" />
<uses-feature android:name="" />

<application ...>

Note how we also added the uses-feature tag for better recognition of your app on the Google Play Store (see more).

Since Android 6.0 (API level 23) you also have to implement a suitable permission requesting and handling at runtime. For more details please see the official Android docs "Request App Permissions" as well as our basic example implementation.

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