PhoneGap Scanner SDK

Cross-platform PhoneGap Document Scanner plugin

The Scanbot PhoneGap Document Scanner SDK can be easily integrated into your existing PhoneGap projects within a few business days, turning a regular smartphone or tablet into a mobile scanner.

Scanbot’s PhoneGap Document Scanner plugin can be integrated into your mobile application within one day, as the ready-to-use UI enables a fast integration while being customizable to the CI. The Document Scanning functionalities for PhoneGap can be purchased in the packages I to IIII, and comply with the data protection standards of the GDPR, DSGVO, and the CCPA.

  • ML-based document detection
  • Ready-to-use UI
  • Cropping
  • Output as PDF, JPG, or TIFF

On GitHub, an extensive documentation, release notes, and example projects for the PhoneGap Document Scanner module can be accessed. You can download the SDK on npm under “cordova-plugin-scanbot-barcode-scanner” as version 4.5.

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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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Example projects

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