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Introduction | MAUI Document Scanner

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

Our ScanbotSDK.NET NuGet package contains MAUI bindings of the native Scanbot SDKs for Android and iOS. It supports most of the features that are provided by the native SDKs.

The package ScanbotSDK.MAUI is based on ScanbotSDK.NET and contains wrappers for use with MAUI. It provides ready-to-use UI screen components for several scanning use cases.

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 MAUI.

Features

The following Scanbot SDK Package functionality is covered by this MAUI 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

Package III

  • Medical Certificate Scanning
  • EHIC Scanning (European Health Insurance Card Scanner)
  • License Plate Scanning
  • Driver License Scanning
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Please note that some features are only available for ScanbotSDK.NET. However, we are continuously working on providing the wrappers of the latest features for MAUI.

Requirements

Dev Tools

  • Microsoft Visual Studio
    • Visual Studio for Mac: Visual Studio 17.4 or greater
    • Visual Studio for Windows: Visual Studio 17.3 or greater
  • JetBrains Rider
    • Latest Version: Rider 2023.1 or greater
  • For iOS development: macOS with latest Xcode and Command Line Tools
  • For Android development: Android SDK

Mobile Platforms

  • Android 5.0 (API Level 21) and higher
  • iOS 13 and higher

Mobile Devices

  • Rear-facing camera with autofocus
  • Supported CPUs and Architectures:
    • Android: armeabi-v7, arm64-v8a, x86, x86_64
    • iOS: arm64, x86_64

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 apps for Android and iOS 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.

Changelog

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