VS Barcode Reader

VSBarcodeReader is the most advanced barcode reading library for the iPhone and Android. The library and SDK allow you to add barcode scanning functionality to your app in minutes. Our proprietary algorithms can read blurry UPCs and EANs captured by fixed focus cameras. It is designed to work seamlessly alongside the VSReaderQR library or standalone.

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Fixed Focus and Auto Focus

fixed focus vs autofocus

The left barcode is seen by a fixed focus camera (iPod Touch, iPad front camera, many popular Android devices). The right image is taken with autofocus. The VSBarcodeReader library can easily read both, thanks to a unique combination of mathematical tools and image processing algorithms.

Key Features

  • Live scan, similar to a checkout scanner.
  • Reads UPC-A/E and EAN-13/8 bar codes (even blurry) on iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, and all Android devices.
  • Supports Code39, Code128, Code93, Codabar, Interleaved 2 of 5 (ITF) and Standard 2 of 5 symbologies (sharp barcodes only).
  • White label license. You have complete control of the user interface.
  • Extremely easy to integrate, there is no parameter to tune.
  • Works in parallel with VSReaderQR.
  • Fully compatible with iOS7+, Android 2.1+.

Supported Platforms

  •   iOS (iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad)
  •   Android (autofocus and fixed focus)

Barcode Symbologies

  • EAN-13
  • EAN-8
  • UPC-A
  • UPC-E
  • Code 93
  • Code 39
  • Code 128
  • Interleaved 2 of 5 (ITF)
  • Standard 2 of 5
  • Codabar (NW-7)

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VS Barcode Reader

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Open Source
"Live" Scanning
Fixed focus phones (blurry barcodes)
Ad-Free
Spyware-Free
White Label (no attribution needed)

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Why Choose Our Barcode SDK

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  • We use the very same libraries and APIs in our own apps. Being developers ourselves, we strive to make our libraries as easy to integrate as possible, with sensible defaults and no surprises.
  • Because our apps have millions of users, we are able to detect most issues early. We also track platform changes and quickly release the necessary updates.
  • Our libraries implement image processing algorithms and nothing else. They don't collect user or device information, they don't access the network, and they don't display ads or our logo either.
  • Image processing is our core expertise and our main business. We have been developing, refining and supporting our SDKs for over six years. With them, you always benefit from the latest advances.