Scandit Data Capture SDK 6.20 Release Notes (November 7, 2023)

See also the System Requirements of the Scandit Data Capture SDK across all platforms.

New Features


  • SparkScan has been expanded with a range of new features and improvements:

    • Introduced a smart battery management to lower the energy consumption and increase the up-time of the device. In our tests (repeatedly scanning a sequence of 5 different labels mimicking the user movement), this led to an improvement of up to 15% in battery life. This options is enabled by default, but it is possible to control it via battery saving mode, deciding whether it’s automatic (default), always on or always off

    • Added SparkScanViewUiListener.onScanningModeChange() and SparkScanView.getScanningMode() for getting information when the SparkScanScanningMode changes and to get the currently used SparkScanScanningMode. This is useful, for example, to apply different settings when the Target Mode (or the Continuous Mode) is enabled/disabled

    • Added a gesture to collapse the trigger button with a swipe from the setting toolbar to the edge of the screen

    • The setting toolbar icons have been slightly redesigned and grouped in categories

    • Added contextual messages within the trigger button, called toasts, to guide the user while interacting with the UI. SparkScan offers a series of built-in messages, but custom messages can be shown by using the method SparkScanView.showToast(). For more information, check SparkScanToastSettings.

  • Added support for Symbology.UPU4STATE.


  • AamvaBarcodeVerifier now performs document verification entirely on-device. However, to use it, an additional artifact is now required. Check documentation for details.

  • For ID cards issued by the United Arab Emirates data parsed from the Machine Readable Zone (MRZ) is now returned automatically when IdDocumentType.ID_CARD_VIZ and SupportedSides.FRONT_AND_BACK are selected.

Behavioral Changes



Scandit Data Capture SDK 6.20.1 Bug Fixes (November 28, 2023)

  • Fixed a crash that happens after scanning ID documents without expiry date present in SupportedSides.FRONT_AND_BACK mode.

  • Fixed an issue preventing DataCaptureContext from being mocked in local tests.

Scandit Data Capture SDK 6.20.2 Bug Fixes (December 14, 2023)

  • Fixed a crash (SIGILL) on Samsung Galaxy S9 (Exynos 9810 based) with Android version 8.

Scandit Data Capture SDK 6.20.3 Bug Fixes (January 18, 2024)

Contains no bug fixes for this platform.