Barcode Scanner

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About this app

add the power of the Cognex Mobile Barcode SDK to your development toolkit today!

Quickly scan driver’s licenses and disks; deliver accurate results to consumers scanning products; make connections at trade shows; scan airline and train boarding passes; expedite package and food delivery; keep the warehouse organized all with the same powerful barcode scanning technology used by many of today’s Fortune 500 companies.

Download the Cognex Barcode Scanner application for your mobile device to see how the Cognex Mobile Barcode SDK can add new interactivity to your apps and enable a host of marketing, industry, and enterprise automatic identification and data capture (AIDC) workflows.

Our API delivers outstanding value to developers through four pillars: simplicity, reliability, efficiency, and speed.

Simplicity - The SDK’s high-level API make adding barcode scanning to your application simple. But don’t worry: the SDK is quite flexible and will allow the programmer to customize the user experience and tune scanning features.

Reliability - The Cognex Mobile Barcode SDK is the most reliable and accurate barcode reading technology available for mobile applications and smartphone integration, regardless of platform, development framework, or barcode symbology.

Efficiency - As a tool developed with the logistics, manufacturing, healthcare, and commercial services industries in mind, it is built with efficiency for the end-user, as well as simplicity for the application developer.

Speed - The Cognex Mobile Barcode SDK is tuned to provide fast and reliable barcode reading for smartphones and tablets. For damaged codes, challenging lighting conditions, or harsh environments, the SDK leverages advanced algorithms to be able to scan the toughest barcodes..

The Cognex Mobile Barcode SDK supports all major barcode symbologies, including Aztec Code, Codabar, Code 11, Code 25 (Interleaved, Industrial and ITF-14), Code 39, Code 93, Code 128, Data Matrix, DotCode, EAN, ISBN, GS1 DataBar, MaxiCode, MSI Plessey, PDF417, Postal Code, QR Code (Micro and Standard), TELEPEN and UPC barcode types, as well as all GS1 sub-types like GS1 QR Code, GS1 DataMatrix and GS1-128.

The Cognex Mobile Barcode SDK is available for the most powerful cross-platform development frameworks, including: Xamarin, Cordova, Flutter, React Native, and NativeScript.

Or deploy a barcode scanning Progressive Web App (PWA) using the Cognex Mobile Barcode SDK for Web. Add barcode scanning to virtually any web application or website without the need for a native component. The Cognex Mobile Barcode SDK for Web leverages the power of your browser’s Web Assembly capabilities to bring world class barcode scanning to mobile and desktop browsers alike.

You can add powerful data capture parser plugins to the Cognex Mobile Barcode SDK at no additional cost when you purchase an SDK license. Plugins include industry standard parsers such as AAMVA (US and Canadian Driver’s Licenses), GS1, IUID, Structured Carrier Messages (MaxiCode), and more!

Put us to the test in your real-world conditions and use cases.

To learn more, contact us via email at or visit
Updated on
Nov 22, 2023

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Ratings and reviews

12.6K reviews
Ken Horn
November 5, 2021
This is an excellent app with a lot of configurations for more advanced uses. I have installed (and the uninstalled) many, many barcode apps and this is probably the best. The ability to parse a GS1 barcode is a great feature. The only option I wish was in the app would be the ability for it to show hidden characters such as start/stop characters, group separators, etc.
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TC Holmes (TangoCharliePDX)
February 11, 2021
Won't quick-scan, but powerful - scans almost anything where other scan apps fail. Features requested: * MUST HAVE a "quick mode" or widget that allows instant scan to clipboard. (Even better if "quick mode" can be registered as an Android keyboard.) *** I WOULD PAY A FEW $ FOR THIS PREMIUM FEATURE. *** * Open URLs in my DEFAULT browser, grr! At least provide a switchable option... * Scanning from photo needs to be more interactive, allow cropping or targeting.
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Scott C
August 9, 2022
BEST SCANNER EVER!!!!! Really, the absolute best scanner that has ever existed on the planet! It scans anything and everything (like the really hard databar GS1 codes), it can automatically copy to the clipboard or execute a search (my cell clipboard syncs to my windows 11 clipboard, so this is perfect), and it is crazy fast. I've been using other scanners (handheld and android-app based, and I always find something that does not work or a barcode that won't scan. This app DOES IT ALL!
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What's new

Minor user interface updates.