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barKoder Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

1. What exactly is the mobile barcode scanner SDK by barKoder?

 - barKoder is a robust mobile barcode scanner SDK for high-end level barcode recognition that features an industry-leading algorithm for empowering Android and iOS mobile devices (smartphones, tablets, etc) with the ability to recognize 1D or 2D barcodes and capture their data through their cameras.


2. Do I need to be connected to the internet in order to use the barcode scanning function?

- When the SDK starts for the first time, it will require internet connectivity, i.e. when the SDK initially calls our server to verify the license key. However, it won't require connectivity again for the next 7 days following the first initialization and all scanning functions will be performed locally on the device.


3. Which platforms and development frameworks are supported?

- Platforms/frameworks that are supported by the barKoder's Mobile Barcode Scanner SDK include:

  1. Android Native SDK
  2. iOS Native SDK
  3. Flutter for both Android and iOS
  4. React Native for both Android and iOS
  5. Linux desktop & server


4. How many symbologies are supported?

- Most of the commonly used barcode symbologies are supported by our mobile barcode scanning SDK. That includes 1D (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, Matrix 2 of 5, MSI Plessey, Pharmacode, Telepen, UPC-A, UPC-E, UPC-E1) and 2D (Aztec Code, Aztec Compact, Data Matrix, PDF417, Micro PDF417, QR Code, Micro QR Code) barcode types. Please refer to our documentation page for a detailed list of Supported Symbologies


5. What is the process for obtaining a trial license key?

- Getting your evaluation key is now easier than ever. Visit the following link for more information and get your license key today - get a Trial license


6. Does the SDK have any technical specifications or minimum requirements?

- Minimum OS Version is Android 5.0 (API level 21) and iOS 10;

- Minimum supported Camera Resolution: 1280×720 resolution (HD);

- Recommend are devices with cameras of at least 8 Mega Pixels featuring Autofocus (AF);

- Architectures - arm64, armeabi , x86, x86_64.


7. I can't scan my barcode. Why is that?

- The symbology of a particular barcode type must be enabled within the demo app and/or the barKoder barcode reader SDK in order for it to be successfully scanned;

- Make sure that the sample is not too small or severely damaged;

- That your equipment meets the minimum requirements, for which you should refer to FAQ #6.

- If you still can't scan the barcode after validating the above, don't hesitate to contact us.



8. Is it possible to capture data from documents that contain a MRZ (Machine Readable Zone) code instead of a barcode?

- No, but you can use MRZ Scanner for such purposes.


9. Does the app or the SDK store any personal information?

- No! We don’t store any information that is retrieved from scanning a barcode from a document or elsewhere. Please read our Privacy Policy.


10. Are you planning to add support for Web Assembly, Cordova and Xamarin?

- Absolutely! According to the current plans, the barKoder mobile barcode scanner SDK will be shotly deployed on WASM, Xamarin and Cordova.

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