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Cognex Mobile Barcode Software Development Kit (SDK)

Simple, enterprise-grade barcode scanning for mobile devices

Cognex Mobile Barcode SDK Platforms

The Cognex Mobile Barcode SDK supports iPhone, iPod, iPad, and most Android devices for mobile barcode reading.

Mobile Operating Systems


Android is the most popular operating system for mobile devices with over 80% of the market share for smartphones, tablets, and wearables. Developed by Google, Android is based on the popular Linux operating system, is open-source, and is designed specifically for touchscreen devices.


Apple's mobile operating system, iOS, utilized by devices such as iPhones, iPads, and the iPod Touch, is one of the world's most popular and widely used platforms. First released in 2007, it is home to one of the world's most popular digital distribution tools, the App Store.



Swift is a robust programming language created specifically for iOS, OSX, and Linux. This powerful programming suite is designed for rapid and simple application development for most Apple platforms. Swift is open source, frequently updated, and built upon decades of knowledge.


Xamarin, now a subsidiary of Microsoft, offers an open-source C# framework for multi-platform development without sacrificing the performance, usability, and capabilities of native user interfaces, controls, and features. The Cognex Mobile Barcode SDK is available for Xamarin for both iOS and Android.

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Barcode Readers
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