Deprecation warning

Please note that this is outdated documentation for an older release of the Scandit Barcode Scanner SDK.

We are deprecating the 5.x API on all platforms (except Linux). Release 5.19 in April 2021 will be our final. Applications running 5.x will continue to work, and we will continue to release critical bug fixes and security patches only, for one year. We encourage you to migrate to 6.x and take advantage of our latest / advanced features and improved performance.

You'll find the updated documentation at: Data Capture SDK Documentation for iOS

Run Sample Xcode Project

This getting started guide illustrates the four steps required to run the demo project that comes with our Scandit Barcode Scanner for iOS on your phone.

Download the Scandit Barcode Scanner

Choose a plan (e.g., free “Enterprise Trial” or "Community" plan) at, activate your account and log in. Go to the Download section and download the Barcode Scanner for iOS.

Framework Download

Open the simple demo project in Xcode

Unpack the downloaded ZIP file and open the SimpleSample/SimpleSample.xcodeproj demo project in Xcode.

Contents of sample project

Set license key

Sign in to your account at to look up your license key in the License Key section.

App Key in your account

In the SimpleSampleAppDelegate.m file, locate the following macro definition and paste your license key between the quotation marks.

Add your app key

Build and run the project

You can now build and run the demo project on your iPhone device.

Next steps

Integrate the Scandit Barcode Scanner into your app