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Introduction | React Native Document Scanner

The Scanbot SDK for React Native 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 Scanbot SDK React Native Module is based on the native Scanbot SDKs for Android and iOS and provides ready-to-use UI screen components for several scanning use cases.

Barcode Scanning

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

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.


The following are available for this SDK:

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
  • EHIC Scanning (European Health Insurance Card Scanner)
  • Generic Document Scanning
  • Medical Certificate Scanning
  • Check Scanning
  • Data Scanning (Number, IBAN etc)
  • License Plate Scanning


Dev Tools

  • Node.js, npm
  • For Android apps:
    • Android SDK (API Level 21+), Platforms and Developer Tools
  • For iOS apps:
    • macOS X with latest Xcode and Command Line Tools
    • CocoaPods

React Native Framework

  • React Native 0.60+

Mobile Platforms

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

Please note:

  • The Scanbot SDK module is available only for Android and iOS
  • The module does not work on other platforms like Windows Phone, Desktop or WebApps
  • We do not support rooted Android devices (custom ROMs)

Mobile Devices

  • Smartphones and Tablets with a rear-facing camera with autofocus
  • Supported CPUs and Architectures:
    • Android: armeabi-v7, arm64-v8a, x86, x86_64
    • iOS: arm64 for physical devices and x86_64 for simulators

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 App 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.


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