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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 consists of three products:

  • Barcode Scanner SDK: Provides access to all barcode and QR code scanning functionalities.
  • Document Scanner SDK: Includes document scanning with user guidance, automatic capture, cropping UI, document recognition from still images, image filters and PDF/TIFF creation.
  • Data Capture Modules: A comprehensive bundle that includes the MRZ Scanner SDK, OCR SDK, Check Scanner SDK, VIN Scanner SDK and additional scanning modules.

All products are available on a fixed price model. In other words, there is a fixed annual fee based on the specific product and the number of applications or domains into which the SDK is integrated. The price remains the same regardless of the number of scans or users. Please contact us for a personalized quote.

Barcode Scanning

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


The following features are available:

  • Barcode Scanner SDK
    • Barcode and QR Code Scanning
  • Document Scanner SDK
    • Document Scanning with User Guidance
    • Cropping UI
    • Document Detection from still images
    • Image Filters
    • PDF Creation
    • TIFF Creation
  • Data Capture Modules
    • OCR
    • MRZ Scanning
    • Text Orientation Detection
    • Text Data Scanning
    • Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) Scanning
    • EHIC (European Health Insurance Card) Scanning
    • License Plate Scanning
    • Id Card/Passport Scanning
    • German Driving License 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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