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SDK Initialization | React Native Barcode Scanner

License Key#

In order to run the Scanbot SDK functionality within your production app, you have to 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:

// Please note: this is just an example license key string (it is not a valid license)const myLicenseKey =  "fXbN2PmyqEAZ+btdkSIS36TuX2j/EE5qxVNcZMXYErbLQ" +  "3OBnE10aOQxYI8L4UKwHiZ63jthvoFwUevttctBk0wVJ7Z" +  "+Psz3/Ry8w7pXvfpB1o+JrnzGGcfwBnRi/5raQ2THDeokR" +  "RB1keky2VBOFYbCfYt3Hqms5txF2z70PE/SBTMTIVuxL7q" +  "1xcHDHclbEBriDtrHw8Pmhh9FqTg/r/4kRN/oEX37QGp+Y" +  "3ogwIBbSmV+Cv+VuwtI31uXY3/GkyN/pSJZspIl+exwQDv" +  "O0O1/R/oAURpfM4ydaWReRJtjW8+b1r9rUgPERguaXfcse" +  "HlnclItgDfBHzUUFJJU/g==\nU2NhbmJvdFNESwppby5zY" +  "2FuYm90LmRlbW8ueGFtYXJpbgoxNDg0NjExMTk5CjcxNjc" +  "KMw==\n";
const options = {  licenseKey: myLicenseKey,  loggingEnabled: true}
const result = await ScanbotBarcodeSdk.initializeSdk(options);

Trial License#

The Scanbot SDK will run without a license for one minute per session! To get an unrestricted, "no-strings-attached" 30-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.


The Scanbot Barcode SDK must be initialized before usage. ScanbotBarcodeSdk.initializeSdk(options): Promise

Example code for initialization:#

import ScanbotBarcodeSdk from 'react-native-scanbot-barcode-scanner-sdk';
async function initializeSdk() {  const options = {    licenseKey: '', // Optional license key (empty for trial mode)    loggingEnabled: true, // Consider switching logging OFF in production builds for security and performance reasons!    storageBaseDirectory: myCustomStoragePath() // Optional custom storage path.  };  try {    const result = await ScanbotBarcodeSdk.initializeSdk(options);    // initialization succeeded  } catch (err) {    // initialization failed  }}

Updating the License in Production Apps#

To renew an expired license or extend a valid license with new Scanbot Barcode Scanner SDK features, you will have to update your app in the App Store or Play Store. The expiration date and the feature list of a license are contained in an encrypted data part of the license key string. This means a renewal or extension of a license will cause a new license key string to be generated.

License Check in Production Apps#

If your Scanbot Barcode Scanner SDK license has expired, any call of the Scanbot Barcode Scanner SDK API will result in an error. To prevent this, you should always check for license expiration during the runtime by calling the method ScanbotBarcodeSdk.getLicenseInfo(..). If the result object matches {isLicenseValid: false}, you should disable any usage of the Scanbot Barcode SDK functions or UI components in your app.

We highly recommend implementing a suitable handling of this case in your app!

ScanbotBarcodeSdk.getLicenseInfo(): Promise<boolean>#

Use this function to check the current state of the license. The SDK must be initialized.

{  isLicenseValid: boolean; // true if the license is valid, false if the license is invalid or expired  licenseStatus: string; // license status code  licenseStatusMessage: string; // human-readable description of the license status code}

Possible license status codes:

  • "StatusOkay": License is valid
  • "StatusTrial": No license installed, trial mode is active.
  • "StatusFailureExpired": License has expired.
  • "StatusFailureWrongOS": License does not include support for the current OS.
  • "StatusFailureCorrupted": License is invalid or corrupted.
  • "StatusFailureAppIDMismatch": License does not include this app's bundle ID.
  • "StatusFailureNotSet": No license installed.
Example code for checking the license status:#
async function() {  const licenseInfo = await ScanbotBarcodeSdk.getLicenseInfo();  if (licenseInfo.isLicenseValid) {    // Making calls to the Scanbot Barcode SDK API is now safe.    // e.g. startBarcodeScanner(..), etc.  }}


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

const options = {  licenseKey: myLicenseKey,  loggingEnabled: true}
const promise = ScanbotBarcodeSdk.initializeSdk(options);

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!