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Introduction | Web Document Scanner

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

Our Scanbot Web SDK Module is based on WebAssembly. Under the hood, it is built on the same core technologies as our native mobile SDKs for Android and iOS. This web module provides easy-to-integrate JavaScript and TypeScript APIs as well as components for several scanning use cases.

Package and Pricing Information

The Scanbot Web SDK can be licensed in several packages.

  • Package 0 provides access to the Web Barcode Scanner SDK.
  • Package 1 includes the Web Document Scanner in addition to the Web Barcode Scanner SDK.
  • Package 2 adds OCR, MRZ, VIN, and data scanning capabilities to the Web Document Scanner SDK, giving you access to all features and modules of the Scanbot Web SDK.

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.


The following Scanbot SDK Package functionality is covered by this web 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

  • MRZ (Machine Readable Zone) Recognition
  • Generic Text Data Recognition
  • Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) Scanning


Since the Web SDK is based on WebAssembly, older browsers are unfortunately not supported. WebAssembly, as well as Scanbot Web Document Scanner SDK, are supported as of the following versions:

  • Edge 16+
  • Firefox 53+
  • Chrome 57+
  • Safari 11+

Moreover, Scanbot Web Document Scanner SDK is optimized for mobile browsers. The latest versions of the following mobile browsers are supported:

  • Android: Chrome, Firefox, Edge
  • iOS 14.5+: Safari, Chrome, Firefox, Edge

More information available here.

Example Apps

Check out our Angular, React and plain JS example apps on GitHub:

Live Demo

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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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