The Mobile Vision API is now a part of ML Kit. We strongly encourage you to try it out, as it comes with new capabilities like on-device image labeling! Also, note that we ultimately plan to wind down the Mobile Vision API, with all new on-device ML capabilities released via ML Kit. Feel free to reach out to Firebase support for help.

Release Notes

Here are the updates to the Mobile Vision API corresponding to the GoogleMobileVision pod releases.

GoogleMobileVision 1.2.0

  • Added Text Recognition API: Detects and recognizes printed text in photos, videos, or live streams.
  • Improved and idiomatic result coordinate space conversion. Coordinate space defaults have changed, use GMVResultCoordinateSpace setting to use legacy coordinate space.

GoogleMobileVision 1.1.0


  • Added Barcode Scanner API: Detects 1D and 2D barcodes.
  • Added 2 sample applications for Barcode Scanner API (GitHub).

GoogleMobileVision 1.0.4

Initial release of the Mobile Vision API.

  • Added Face Detection API: Detects human faces in photos, videos, or live streams.
  • Added 2 sample applications for Face Detection API (GitHub).