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Barcode Scanner

5.0.1 (137) for Android
4.6 | 1,000,000+ Installs | Reviews

Cognex Corporation

Description of Barcode Scanner

The latest version of Barcode Scanner includes several feature and performance enhancements.
Need more precise aiming to select the right barcode?
Try the Target Decoding feature.
Have more challenging driver’s licenses and IDs?
Our world-class PDF417 decoder is better than ever.
We’ve added options for character encoding and more customizable zoom settings as well.
Download our Barcode Scanner SDK demonstration for your mobile Android device to see how the powerful Cognex Mobile Barcode SDK can add new interactivity to your Android 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 - With the Cognex Mobile Barcode SDK, it is no longer necessary to develop separate applications nor manage multiple software and hardware solutions and deployments for mobile device barcode reading.
Reliability - The Cognex Mobile Barcode SDK is the most reliable 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 can leverage the power of the ruggedized, high-performance MX Series of Cognex mobile terminals.
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), and UPC barcode types, as well as all GS1 specific sub types like GS1 QR Code, GS1 DataMatrix and GS1-128.
The Cognex Mobile Barcode SDK supports the most powerful cross-platform development frameworks, including: Xamarin, Cordova / PhoneGap, and Ionic.
You can add powerful parser plugins to the Cognex Mobile Barcode SDK at no additional cost when you purchase an SDK license or hardware accessory. Plugins include industry standard parsers such as AAMVA, GS1, IUID, Structured Carrier Messages, 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

What's New with Barcode Scanner 5.0.1 (137)

- Support for character encodings (default UTF-8)
- Configure an initial zoom for small, challenging barcodes
- New Target Decoding feature for easier aiming and barcode selection
- Enhanced PDF417 decoding
- Improved navigation of the settings screens
- Removed favorites option from barcode history
- Number of cores defaults to 2


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    Libraries & Demo
  • Latest Version:
    5.0.1 (137)
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  • Requirements:
    Android 4.4 or later
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    Cognex Corporation
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    It's so good. Scans pretty much ANY type of barcode almost immediately. On a PC monitor, printed on paper, from another phone screen. Really good. Really easy to use as well (We use Cognex camera scanners at work so I knew it would be good)
    2021-02-17 05:12
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    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.
    2021-02-11 06:34
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    3 out of 3 worked
    2021-02-10 08:02
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    Very good. No ad
    2021-02-10 12:38
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    Very good barcode scanner
    2021-02-08 04:45
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    App scans most of the time, even on difficult barcodes, one of the best out there.
    2021-02-08 04:00