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Introduction | Android Barcode Scanner

The Scanbot Barcode Scanner SDK for Android provides simple-to-use high-level APIs with a collection of classes and functions for scanning and parsing 1D and 2D barcodes with your mobile device’s camera.

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Supported Barcode Types#

1D Barcodes#

2D Barcodes#

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You might also be interested in an overview in our blog post Types of barcodes and their usage.

Data parsers#

The following data parsers are currently supported:

  • AAMVA: Parse the AAMVA data format from PDF-417 barcodes on US driver’s licenses. See AAMVADocument.
  • Boarding pass data from PDF-417 barcodes. See BoardingPassDocument.
  • Parser for German Medical Certificates (aka. Disability Certificate or AU-Bescheinigung) coded in a PDF-417 barcode. See DEMedicalPlanDocument.
  • Data from PDF-417 barcodes on ID Cards. See IDCardPDF417Document.
  • Parse and extract data from XML of Data Matrix barcodes on Medical Plans (German Medikationsplan).
  • Data parser of QR-Code values printed on SEPA pay forms. See SEPADocument.
  • vCard data from a QR-Code (e.g. on business cards). See VCardDocument.
  • Swiss QR data from a QR-Code. See SwissQRDocument.

Requirements#

Operating System#

  • Android 5.0 (API Level 21) and higher

Hardware#

No Internet Connection Required#

The Scanbot SDK works completely offline. It does not even contain any networking code. This can easily be verified by routing all networking traffic coming from the app through a proxy. All data generated by the Scanbot Barcode Scanner SDK is only stored on the end user's device and in absolutely no case ever transferred to a server / cloud service controlled by us. You as the customer will need to take care of uploading the scans / data to your backend, if desired.

Simulators / Emulators#

While it is possible to test your app with the Scanbot SDK on simulators/emulators, we strongly recommend using real Android/iOS devices. Depending on the emulated camera you may not be able to test/evaluate the full functionality of the Scanbot SDK.

Example Apps#

👉 Please see our example project on GitHub.

Get in Touch#

If you need further information or are interested in licensing the Scanbot SDK please get in touch with our solution experts.