pdf417 scanning SDK for your mobile app

High performance scanning of dense
1D & 2D barcodes.

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Ideal for different barcode reader apps like:
boarding pass, personal identifications, payment slips, driver licenses, elections, conferences, e-wallets, auto and air industries, election apps, conferences, insurance, health industry and other.


  • Fully customizable UI
  • Platforms: Android, iOS, Linux?, MacOS?, Windows and Windows Phone (coming soon)
  • Barcode types: PDF417 (2D Barcode), Compact PDF417, QR code, 1D Barcodes
  • Flexibility: easy to integrate API
  • Working conditions: low and poor light
  • Camera quality: low quality and low resolution mobile cameras
  • Perspective: can shoot at an angle
  • Speed: 100-900 ms - depends on device and barcode size
  • Charset: full Unicode support


PDF417 Pro for iOS

13th August 2014 - For easy integration with FileMaker Pro and other apps, a Profesional version of PDF417.mobi app has been released. Download on iTunes: Pro or Demo (without URL scheme support).


Integration is done through custom URL scheme support such as on this example (full docs):


pdf417://scan ? type=PDF417,UPCA & beep=true & callback=myscheme://myaction




Pdf417 is a stacked linear barcode symbol format and here you will find libraries for Android and iOS.

Download demo Pdf417 scanning app to your smartphone:

If you are a developer and want to jump straight to your development environment, just grab demo code and code samples from GitHub the familiar way:

$ git clone https://github.com/PDF417/Android.git

or for iOS:

$ git clone https://github.com/PDF417/ios.git

Please read license terms and conditons (PDF, 180 KB).


  • Free 5.000 users

    Pdf417 mobile SDK is FREE for non-commercial, educational and developer purposes

    • Non commercial License
    • Up to 5.000 users per app
    • Helpdesk and FAQ support
    • On screen watermark
  • Basic 1.000 users

    Basic runtime license is ideal for startup projects and apps

    • Commercial B2C License
    • Customizable UI
    • 60 days integration support
    • Upgrades for one year (optional)
    • 2 support tickets (optional)

    Total price per app:

  • Advanced 20.000 users

    Advanced runtime license is suitable for advanced use cases

    • Commercial B2C License
    • Customizable UI
    • 60 days integration support
    • Upgrades for one year (optional)
    • 4 support tickets (optional)

    Total price per app:

  • Pro unlimited users

    Pro users

    • Commercial B2C License
    • Customizable UI
    • 60 days integration support
    • Upgrades for one year (optional)
    • 8 support tickets (optional)

    Total price per app:

  • Enterprise contact us

    Premium plan fully customizable

    Intended for enterprise customers & B2B apps

    • Annual commercial license
    • Custom requests
    • Linux license
    • MacOS license
    • Windows license

    Contact us with your specific requirements

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With purchase, 60 days of integration support per app is offered.
Additional support includes upgrades for a year and is available on this site.



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  • Pdf417

    Pdf417 mobile SDK is a scanning library for Android, iOS, Linux, MacOS and Windows. Pdf417 is a part of Microblink machine vision technologies.

    Pdf417 barcode scanning solution has been custom made with an user friendly, easy to understand interface. Pdf417 library is an advanced and easy to use feature for a variety of smart phone applications .

License is tied to bundle ID / package name and valid for one app only.
If you need license keys for more apps, contact us!