Scanbot SDK

U.S. Driver License Scanner SDK

Scan the PDF417 code on the license and instantly see the data on your device. You can also capture the driver license as a high quality PDF for further inspection.

Auto-rotation & perspective correction

Our outstanding automatic cropping and perspective correction ensures that scans look just like the original. The edge detection is visible as a rectangle in the live camera, so you can already see what you get. Additionally, the SDK comes with a feature to adjust the crop manually.

Intelligent image filtering

Over the years we have developed a set of image filters that work perfectly for documents. We've got something for every type of document and use-case. The Black & White Filter with its extreme compression allows you to have tiny files. Our Grayscale and Color filters are tuned for documents with images and preserve all details. Our Magic Color filter goes a step further and features an automatic content detection to optimize parts of the page accordingly. The results are bright and sharp documents that look like an enhanced digital version of the original.

No filter

The untouched image

Magic Color

Removes shadows and enhances the images and text for a crystal clear scan


Smaller files that still show all the details

Black & White

Extremely small file sizes and support for true 1bit TIFF images


Pick a base filter and individually adjust it to match your use-case


Top U.S. Driver License Scanner SDK features

The Driver License Scanner SDK gives you the ability to read out data and instantly review it. The SDK works offline, so that no data will ever leave the device and it works in areas with bad mobile reception.

Offline Solution

Works everywhere and does not require any type of connection.

Capture the license as PDF

Capture the data from the barcode but also the card as a PDF to prevent fraud.

Easy to integrate

Integrating the SDK is very fast, due to the ready-to-use UI components and the easy customization.

GDPR, CCPA & DSGVO compliant

Because of the fact that the solution works 100% offline, no data will leave the device.

Available on all major platforms

FAQ — Frequently asked questions

How does the U.S. Driver’s License Scanner SDK work?

With our SDK, you can easily extract information from the PDF417 code which is printed on the backside of any driver’s license. You can additionally save this information, and the card itself, as a PDF or image for further usage and to prevent fraud. 

Is this solution GDPR and CCPA compliant?

Yes. Since the SDK does not require an internet connection, and because we do not store any data on our or third-party servers, it is compliant with the common privacy laws.

How much does the U.S. Driver’s License Scanner SDK cost?

We offer four packages for iOS and Android (0, I, II, III) in different pricing categories. Our flat-rate model consists of a fixed annual fee, with no pay-per-use or installation costs. Please get in touch regarding your individual quote.

Which platforms are supported by the SDK?

Our SDK is natively developed for iOS (Swift, Obj-C) and Android (Kotlin, Java). Example projects can be found on GitHub. 

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Chief Sales Officer

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