Scandit Data Capture SDK 6.16 Release Notes (January 23, 2023)

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

New Features

  • Increased the minimum iOS version to 13.0.


  • SparkScan is a camera-based solution for high-speed single scanning and scan-intensive workflows. It includes an out-of-the-box user interface optimized for efficiency and a frictionless worker experience. SparkScan is no longer in beta and several new features have been added in 6.16. For a complete overview, please refer to the guide on how to High-Speed Single Scanning:

    • Redesigned Large-sized floating scan button, that users can drag up and down to position it in the most convenient place eliminating the need to look at the screen to trigger scanning.

    • Redesigned Quick access toolbar, which includes settings to control the torch, switch to continuous scanning, and set the left-handed mode where the entire UI is flipped to guarantee a better experience for left-handed users.

    • Added SDCSparkScanView.fastFindButtonVisible and SDCSparkScanView.barcodeCountButtonVisible to show new icons in the toolbar that allows end users to switch to alternative scanning approaches directly from SparkScan. Button taps are reported through SDCSparkScanViewUIDelegate where the switch to the other mode has to be implemented.

    • Added support for the volume button to act as a scan trigger in a SDCSparkScanView. This can be enabled through SDCSparkScanViewSettings.hardwareTriggerEnabled

    • Added a new scanning mode, called “target mode”. This mode gives the end-user the possibility to scan barcodes that are far away without having to bend (or reach far up), or to select the right barcode in a crowded scenario. In this mode, the mini preview expands to ease the aim and an aimer overlay is shown on screen to align the barcode to the decoding area. To select a barcode to scan, the user needs to aim at the barcode to avoid unintentional scans.

  • Barcode Count has been expanded with a range of new features:

  • Added support for Rectangular Micro QR Code (standardized in ISO/IEC 23941).

  • Added support for Composite Code flag parsing for GS1-128 (Code128).

  • Added misprint correction for UPCA/EAN13 barcodes for cases where wide bars were split into two thinner bars.

  • Added a programmatic way to select the aimed barcode in BarcodeSelection by setting SDCBarcodeSelectionSettings.tapGestureForSelectionEnabled to false and using SDCBarcodeSelection.selectAimedBarcode. This is needed to do barcode selection through a custom button instead of tapping anywhere on the screen.



Performance Improvements


  • Improved decoding of QR codes with slight curvature.

  • Improved detection of full range Aztec codes with some perspective distortion.

Bug Fixes


  • Improved scanning of EAN-13 codes by reducing UPCE false positives inside EAN-13 rate to below 1%.

  • Reduced UPCE and EAN-8 false positive scans in non-barcode patterns to below 1% which nearly eliminates incidents of returning a scan when pointing camera to patterns that look like barcodes.


API Changes




Scandit Data Capture SDK 6.16.1 Bug Fixes (February 6, 2023)

Scandit Data Capture SDK 6.16.2 Bug Fixes (February 22, 2023)

  • Added a minor improvement in Rectangular Micro QR Code recognition performance.