PhoneGap Scanner SDK

Cross-platform Barcode Scanner plugin for PhoneGap

The Scanbot PhoneGap QR-Code/Barcode Scanner SDK can be easily integrated into your existing PhoneGap projects within a few business days and turns a regular smartphone or tablet into a handy scanning device.

Adding a PhoneGap Barcode Scanner and QR-Code recognizer to your app takes up one business day with the Scanbot Barcode SDK. Extraction of all common 1D- and 2D-barcode formats is possible, as well as customization to the CI with the ready-to-use user interface. The Barcode- and QR-Code plugin for PhoneGap is available in all packages from 0 upwards, and complies with the regulations of the GDPR, DSGVO, and CCPA.

  • All common formats
  • Robust detection
  • Scan multiple codes

An extensive documentation, release notes, and example projects can be accessed via GitHub. The PhoneGap Barcode Scanner SDK is available for download on npm as “cordova-plugin-scanbot-barcode-scanner” in version 1.0.

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Mobile Platforms

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

Mobile Device

  • Rear-facing camera with autofocus
  • Supported CPUs and Architectures:
    • Android: armeabi-v7, arm64-v8a, x86, x86_64
    • iOS: arm64, armv7, x86_64, i386

Dev Tools

Cordova platforms:

For Android apps:

  • Android SDK (API Level 21+), Platforms and Developer Tools
  • AndroidX enabled Cordova Android project. Please note that this plugin does not work with the deprecated Android Support Libs.

For iOS apps:

  • macOS with the latest Xcode and Command Line Tools


  • This Plugin and the Scanbot Barcode Scanner SDK are available only for Android and iOS
  • We don’t support rooted Android devices (custom ROMs)
  • This Plugin does not work on other platforms like Windows Phone, Desktop or Web Apps

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Here you can find all resources that you need to integrate the Scanbot SDK into your iOS and Android app.

Example projects

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