Enterprise-grade QR Code SDK

With the Scanbot QR Code Scanner SDK, you can add lightning-fast barcode scanning to your mobile app. Turn any iOS, Android, or Windows device into an easy and flexible scanning tool!

QR Code

What is a QR code?

QR codes are highly versatile and cover a range of applications because they store a large amount of information in a relatively small area. They are particularly popular in advertising, such as on flyers or shop windows, in public transport and airline ticketing, and in parcel delivery.

  • Defined in the ISO/IEC 18004:2006 and JIS X0510 standards
  • 2D barcode that stores a maximum of 7089 digits or 4296 alphanumeric characters
  • Can be used free of charge – specifications are available from the Swiss-based International Organization for Standardization
  • Automatic error correction recovers damage to up to 30%, depending on the correction level chosen

Definition of QR codes

There are two types of QR codes: static QR codes and dynamic QR codes. Static QR codes are fixed and cannot be changed once created. Dynamic QR codes, on the other hand, allow for changes to the data stored within the code, making them ideal for use in marketing campaigns or other situations where the information being conveyed may change over time. Therefore, QR codes are particularly popular in advertising, such as on flyers or shop windows, in public transport and airline ticketing, and in parcel delivery. QR codes are 2D barcodes that store a maximum of 7089 digits or 4296 alphanumeric characters.

Micro QR codes are a smaller version of traditional QR codes, designed to store and convey information in a more compact format while maintaining the same functionality and scanning capabilities.

Use cases of QR codes

QR codes have a wide variety of use cases. They can be used for simple tasks like providing contact information or website links, or for more complex tasks like tracking inventory or allowing customers to make purchases with their smartphones. Some common uses for QR codes include:

Marketing and advertising campaigns

In marketing, QR codes can be used to link consumers to promotional offers or product information. In retail, they can help customers access product details, pricing, and availability by scanning the code with their smartphone. They can also be used for contactless payments, eliminating the need for cash or cards.


In healthcare, QR codes can be used to store patient data and medical history, providing quick access to critical information in emergencies. They can also be used in event management, allowing attendees to quickly register, access event information, and check-in at the event using a QR code.

Transport & Logistics

QR codes can also be used in transportation and logistics, enabling efficient tracking of packages and shipments. They can be scanned at every stage of the delivery process, providing real-time updates to both customers and delivery personnel.


In education, QR codes can be used to provide students with access to additional resources, such as videos, presentations, or quizzes. They can also be used to create interactive scavenger hunts or to provide easy access to campus maps and schedules.

Fast, efficient, cost-effective – QR Code Scanner SDK

With the Scanbot Barcode Scanner SDK you can…

  • Scan QR Codes quickly and accurately, even with up to 30% damage
  • Create workflows for the recognized and extracted data using additional modules
  • Increase efficiency and cut costs by automating workflows and replacing legacy hardware scanners
  • Offer a seamless app experience by customizing the UI of the Scanner SDK to match your Corporate Design
  • Introduce interactive services like Scan & Go

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