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Cordova Barcode Scanner Plugin

Mobile Data Capture for Cordova

Key Requirements

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Mobile Platform

  • Android 5.0 (API Level 21) and higher
  • iOS 11 or higher‍


  • Rear-facing camera with autofocus


  • Android: armeabi-v7, arm64-v8a, x86, x86_64
  • iOS: arm64, x86_64

Development Tool

  • Node.js, npm
  • Cordova CLI 9.x+

Cordova Platforms

  • Cordova Android 8.1+
  • Cordova iOS 5.1+

Distribution Channels

  • npm registry (

Specific Notes for iOS Development

  • macOS with the latest Xcode and Command Line Tools


  • This Plugin does not work on other platforms such as Windows Phone, Desktop or Web Apps.

Test the Scanbot SDK in our Barcode Scanning Demo App

QR Code Barcode Scanner SDK for Scanbot SDK

Why Scanbot SDK?

Barcode accuracy

Fast & reliable

The Scanbot Barcode Scanner scans barcodes fast and reliably, creating a flawless scanning experience

Create a prototype in hours

You can create a first prototype in just a few hours with our detailed documentation and testing projects

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The Scanbot SDK uses on-device intelligence only, making the solution GDPR & CCPA/CAAP compliant

Add a Cordova Barcode Scanner plugin to your mobile app in no time

Integrating the Cordova Barcode Scanner SDK into your app takes just one day with our customizable ready-to-use UI components. Empower your mobile app to extract data from all standard 1D and 2D barcode formats with GDPR- and CCPA compliant software components. Reliable detection within 0.2 seconds, even with damaged codes, under bad lighting conditions, or from poor angles.

Getting Started with Scanbot Cordova Barcode Scanner

Scanbot Cordova Barcode Scanner SDK is available as an npm package. You can easily integrate Scanbot Cordova Barcode Scanner in your app:

var result = await

You can configure the 1D and 2D barcode types that you want to recognize:

var configuration: BarcodeScannerConfiguration = {
  barcodeFormats: [

Also, you can customize the UI style of your Cordova Barcode Scanner:

var configuration: BarcodeScannerConfiguration = {
  finderLineColor: '#ff0000',
  topBarBackgroundColor: '#00ff00',
  cancelButtonTitle: 'Cancel',
  finderTextHint: 'Custom hint text...',
  finderAspectRatio: { width: 300, height: 200 },
  finderLineWidth: 2,

You can check our Cordova documentation for further information on customization and configuration.

Complete example projects

To get off to a flying start, check out our GitHub repository. There, you can find a full example project of Scanbot Barcode Scanner SDK Cordova Plugin with Cordova and Ionic Framework. That demonstrates the integration of all API methods of the Scanbot Cordova Barcode Scanner SDK, such as 1D and 2D barcode scanning, UI customization, and more.

Available on all major platforms