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Introduction | Capacitor Barcode Scanner

The Scanbot Barcode Scanner SDK for Capacitor brings barcode scanning capabilities to your mobile Android and iOS apps. For more details visit our website.

Our Barcode Scanner SDK Capacitor Module is based on the native Scanbot Barcodes SDKs for Android and iOS and provides ready-to-use UI screen components.

Package and Pricing Information

The Scanbot SDK can be licensed in several packages.

  • Package 0 provides access to the Scanbot Barcode Scanner SDK.
  • Package 1 includes the Scanbot Document Scanner in addition to the Scanbot Barcode Scanner SDK.
  • Package 2 adds OCR and MRZ scanning capabilities to the Scanbot Document Scanner SDK.
  • Package 3 provides access to the full Scanbot SDK, which includes all features and modules, such as the Generic Document Scanner and Check Scanner.

It's important to note that the Scanbot SDK is available on a fixed-price model. This means that it comes with an annual fixed fee, which is based on the required package and the number of applications or domains the SDK is integrated into. This fee remains the same regardless of how much scanning is performed. You can request a quote here.

Requirements

Dev Tools

  • NodeJS 18+ & npm
  • Capacitor CLI 6+
  • For Android apps:
    • Android Studio Hedgehog | 2023.1.1+
    • Android SDK (API Level 22+), Platforms and Developer Tools
  • For iOS apps:
    • iOS 13+
    • macOS with Xcode 15+
    • Xcode Command Line Tools
    • Homebrew
    • Cocoapods

Mobile Platforms

  • Android 5.1 (API Level 22) and higher
  • iOS 13 and higher

Please note:

  • This Plugin and the Scanbot Barcode Scanner SDK are available only for Android and iOS
  • We do not support rooted Android devices (custom ROMs)
  • This Plugin does not work on other platforms like Windows Phone, Desktop or Web Apps
Web SDK

For a web solution please refer to our Web SDK.

Mobile Devices

  • Smartphones and Tablets with a rear-facing camera with autofocus
  • Supported CPUs and architectures:
    • Android: armeabi-v7, arm64-v8a, x86, x86_64
    • iOS: arm64 for physical devices and x86_64 for simulators

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

Check out our Example App 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.

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