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Introduction | Android Document Scanner

The Scanbot SDK for Android brings document and barcode scanning features to your mobile Android app. It contains various modules that are part of different license packages. For more details visit our website.

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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.

Barcode Scanning

If you are only interested in barcode scanning we recommend the use of our pure Barcode Scanner SDK for Android.


The following Scanbot SDK Package functionality is covered by this SDK:

  • Package 0
    • Barcode and QR Code Scanning
  • Package I
    • Document Scanning with User Guidance
    • Cropping UI
    • Document Detection from still images
    • Image Filters
    • PDF Creation
    • TIFF Creation
  • Package II
    • OCR
    • MRZ Scanning
    • Text Orientation Detection
    • Text Data Scanning
    • Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) Scanning
  • Package III
    • EHIC (European Health Insurance Card) Scanning
    • License Plate Scanning
    • Id Card/ Passport Scanning
    • Check Scanning
    • Medical Certificate Scanning

👉 See Features


Operating System

  • Android 5.0 (API Level 21) and higher
  • HarmonyOS 2.0 and higher

Github Example project

Check out our example apps on GitHub: Android example app


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.

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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