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SDK Initialization | React Native Barcode Scanner

License Key

In order to run the Scanbot SDK within your production app, you must purchase and use a valid Scanbot SDK license.

Each license key is valid only for a given app bundle identifier. You will be unable to use any of the SDK features if the license key is corrupted, expired, or invalid in any other way.

Example code for defining and using the license key:

import ScanbotBarcodeSDK from 'react-native-scanbot-barcode-scanner-sdk';
Scanbot Barcode Scanner SDK Initialization With License Key

Getting a Trial License

The Scanbot SDK will run without a license for one minute per session! To get a free, "no-strings-attached" 7-day trial license, please submit the Trial License Form on our website.

Please kindly note that a trial license can only be used in a development and staging environment. You are not allowed to publish your app to the App Store, Play Store, or any 3rd party Android App Store with a trial license.

Purchase a Production License

To get pricing information and purchase a production license for the Scanbot SDK please request a quote.

App Identifier

Every app has a unique identifier (sometimes also known as "bundle identifier" or "application ID"). Your license will be bound to this identifier. To request a trial license or purchase a production license you have to provide us the bundle identifier of your app.


Free Developer Support

We provide free "no-strings-attached" developer support for the implementation & testing of the Scanbot SDK. If you encounter technical issues with integrating the Scanbot SDK or need advice on choosing the appropriate framework or features, please visit our Support Page.

ScanbotBarcodeSDK.initializeSdk(config): Promise

The Scanbot Barcode Scanner SDK must be initialized before usage. Make sure to run the initialization only once per app lifetime. This should ideally be done at the earliest point in the application's lifecycle. Typically, the App.tsx file is good practice because it ensures that the Scanbot Barcode Scanner SDK is ready for use as soon as the app starts.

Scanbot Barcode Scanner SDK Initialization


interface ScanbotBarcodeSdkConfiguration {
/** Optional boolean flag to enable logging. See the "Logging" section below. */
loggingEnabled?: boolean;

/** Optional boolean flag that enables Scanbot SDK Core native logging (default is false, Android only). */
enableNativeLogging?: boolean;

/** Your license key for the Scanbot SDK. See the "License Key" section below. */
licenseKey?: string;

/** Optional directory as file URI to override the default storage base directory of the Scanbot SDK. Refer to the section "Storage" for more details. */
storageBaseDirectory?: string;

/** Optional file encryption mode, 'AES128' or 'AES256'. */
fileEncryptionMode?: FileEncryptionMode;

/** Optional file encryption password. Refer to the section "Storage Encryption" for more details. */
fileEncryptionPassword?: string;

/** If set to `true`, Camera X will be used for the RTU-UI components (Android only). Default is `true`. */
useCameraX?: boolean;

/** If set to `true`, GPU Acceleration will be enabled for Barcode Scanner, Document Scanner and Generic Document Recognizer (Android only). Default is `true`. */
allowGpuAcceleration?: boolean;

/** Enables/disables XNNPACK acceleration for TensorFlow ML models, which provides highly optimized implementations of floating-point neural network operators (Android only) */
allowXnnpackAcceleration?: boolean;


When initializing the Scanbot Barcode Scanner SDK you can enable logging of the SDK. By default logging is disabled.

Scanbot Barcode Scanner SDK Initialization With Logging

On Android logs are printed into LogCat as well as saved on the device. You can find them in Environment.getExternalStorageDirectory()/debug_logs/[package_name]. Usually it is /sdcard/debug_logs/[package_name]. The easiest way to check the log outputs on Android is to use the Android Debug Bridge (adb) (e.g. $ adb -s <DEVICE_ID> shell "logcat").

On iOS all logs are printed to the console. Please use Xcode to check the log outputs.

You can also see application logs in the terminal by issuing react-native log-android or react-native log-ios.

Please note: While it may be useful for development, consider switching logging OFF in production builds for security and performance reasons!

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