Barcode API Overview

The Barcode API detects barcodes in real-time, on device, in any orientation. It can also detect multiple barcodes at once.

It reads the following barcode formats:

It automatically parses QR Codes, Data Matrix, PDF-417, and Aztec values, for the following supported formats:

  • URL
  • Contact information (VCARD, etc.)
  • Calendar event
  • Email
  • Phone
  • SMS
  • ISBN
  • WiFi
  • Geo-location (latitude and longitude)
  • AAMVA driver license/ID

Watch this video for an introduction to the Barcode API:

Try out the Barcode codelab to learn how to integrate the Barcode API into your application.