Barcode Scanner SDK

The Cognex Mobile Barcode Scanner SDK is a set of software development tools and resources that allows developers to integrate the industrial-grade Cognex barcode scanning functionality into their own applications.


Cognex Mobile Barcode Scanner SDK

Easily add fast, accurate, enterprise-grade barcode scanning to your mobile applications for virtually any mobile phone or tablet. Our SDK includes a set of APIs (Application Programming Interfaces), libraries, and documentation that enable developers to quickly and easily add barcode scanning capabilities to software applications. The Cognex Mobile Barcode Scanner SDK offers unmatched performance and value for a broad range of barcode scanning applications and has been optimized for today’s smart devices. Barcode Scanner SDKs can be used to build a wide variety of applications, such as inventory management systems, point-of-sale (POS) systems, mobile shopping applications, and more. The SDKs provide a simple and efficient way for developers to add barcode scanning features to their apps, which can help improve user experience and increase the functionality of the application.


Enterprise-grade barcode scanning means handling barcodes under tough and varying conditions:

  • Low and uneven lighting
  • Physically damaged barcodes
  • Extreme perspective and angles
  • Small codes

Broad Symbology Support

The Cognex Mobile Barcode SDK supports decoding of more than 30 different barcode types including QR, UPC/EAN, Data Matrix, Code 128, Code 39, PDF417, DotCode, and many other 1D, 2D, Stacked, and Postal barcode types.

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Supported platforms

Add barcode scanning to mobile apps using either our native SDKs for iOS and Android

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Use cross-platform tools like Cordova, Flutter, NativeScript, React Native, and Xamarin.

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Desktop and server operating systems including Windows, Linux, and MacOS are also supported.

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Building a web application? The Cognex Mobile Barcode SDK is right for you, allowing you to add barcode scanning to a web app without the need for a native component!

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Easily Manage Industry Standard Data

The Cognex Mobile Barcode SDK includes advanced data parsers for
standardized barcode formats:

  • GS1 Data Formats
  • AAMVA compliant driver’s licenses and IDs
  • Health Industry Bar Code Standard (HIBC)
  • International Society of Blood Transfusion (ISBT)
  • Department of Defense IUID
  • Structured Carrier Message (MaxiCode)

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