Barcode Scanner SDK for Smart Devices

The barKoder Barcode Scanning API turns smart devices into high-performing and cost-efficient barcode data capture tools. Our Barcode Scanner SDK combines fast, accurate and flexible barcode scanning with an extremely easy to integrate UI, turning it into the perfect solution for any Enterprise app. Discover what makes the barKoder SDK better than any competitor both in terms of performance and value.



Groundbreaking does not fully describe MatrixSight® - the ultimate 2D barcode recognition system. Its capabilities transcend beyond anything a traditional barcode scanner, be that hardware or software-based, can achieve. Simply put, there's no QR Code or Data Matrix barcode that is safe from the barKoder MatrixSight® algorithm. They can have absolutely no finder, alignment or timing patters and can even miss entire data segments but it still won't keep their data safe from being read.

Segment Decoding® technique for deformed 1D barcodes

Segment Decoding® transcends beyond anything other barcode scanners can achieve, and that is successful recognition of 1D barcodes that have been deformed, crumpled, wrinkled and otherwise altered to the degree where a straight line can't pass through all its bars, a limitation that other decoders can't alleviate. Achieved through barkoder's advanced barcode location detection algorithms, Segment Decoding® technique is unmatched in its performance levels and pattern matching capabilities, amortizing even the highest degree of barcode damages, including printing errors, label damage, scanner angles, low print quality, as well as various other levels of physical damage or environmental conditions.

DeBlur Mode

Accurately and reliably scan EAN & UPC barcodes regardless of the degree and the type of blur that affects them, be that motion, lens or focus blur.

Batch Multiscan

Want to scan multiple barcodes regardless of type and density continuously? Look no further than barKoder's Batch MultiScan feature, whose result caching and location reconstruction techniques provide excellent user-experience and results.

DPM Recognition Mode

barKoder SDK's unique algorithms and features provided all the necessary conditions for creating a special mode for decoding even the most challenging Data Matrix barcodes, i.e. those engraved utilizing the Direct Part Marking (DPM) methods, something that previously was only possible with extremely expensive and specialized hardware scanners. Now all you need to achieve such barcode reading levels is your own personal smart device!

VIN Scanning Mode

When you combine MatrixSight® & Segment Decoding®, the result is breathtaking and leads to the most advanced VIN barcode scanner on the market, able to capture the data even within the most stubborn & difficult to read VIN-powered Code 39, Code 128, Data Matrix & QR Codes.

PDF417-LineSight® Algorithm

Applying what we learned from MatrixSight® to our PDF417 barcode recognition engine was, for a lack of a better word, unparalleled. PDF417 barcodes, usually applied to identification documents such as driver's licenses, ID cards, vehicle registration discs and similar use-cases, due to wearing and extensive use naturally fade and lose their basic elements such as its start and stop patterns. But PDF417-LineSight® doesn't stop here and goes far beyond - a PDF417 barcode can now also miss its start and stop row indications and even entire data columns and it still wouldn't be beyond the reach of barKoder, which will capture the entirety of its data regardless.

Supported Platforms


  • iOS 10 and above (iOS 15 and higher recommended)
  • Supported ABI: arm64 & x86_64


  • Android 5 and above
  • Supported ABI: arm64-v8a, armeabi-v7a, x86, x86_64

1D & 2D Barcode Formats Support


Linear (1D) Barcodes

Codabar, Code 11, Code 25 (Standard/Industrial 2 of 5), Code 39 (including Code 39 extended), Code 93, Code 128, COOP 2 of 5, Datalogic 2 of 5, EAN-8, EAN-13, IATA 2 of 5, Interleaved 2 of 5, ITF-14, Matrix 2 of 5, MSI Plessey, Pharmacode (Code 32), Telepen, UPC-A, UPC-E, UPC-E1

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2D Barcodes

Aztec Code, Aztec Compact, Data Matrix, DotCode, PDF417, Micro PDF417, QR Code, Micro QR Code

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barKoder - An almost free Barcode Scanner SDK

The barKoder Barcode Scanner SDK is licensed according to long established industry standards, based on annual renewable subscription-based system. It is further differentiated in accordance with the type and audience of the app where the SDK is to be integrated in to Enterprise and Consumer licensing packages. Regardless, everyone is free to provide their unique requirements as per the info contained within the Quote Form below and request a personalized quotation. We will consider any custom cases, including white-labeling, server deployment and even redistribution of the barKoder SDK within another API or system.

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