Run our Sample Apps

The best way to start working with the Scandit Data Capture SDK is to run one of our sample apps. In this guide we will go through the available apps and how to run them.

Available Samples

We have created both simple and advanced samples that show you how use various features of the Scandit Data Capture SDK. The simple samples allow you to get going quickly, while the advanced samples show you how to use additional settings and setup the scanner for the best user experience.

Here’s a list of our available samples on React Native:

Run the Samples

Before you can run a sample app, you need to go through a few simple steps:

  1. Sign in to your Scandit account and download the newest React Native plugins at Unzip the archive and go to the samples folder.

  2. Set the license key. To do this, sign in to your Scandit account and find your license key at

Once you have the license key, add it to the sample that you’d like to run:

DataCaptureContext.forLicenseKey('-- ENTER YOUR SCANDIT LICENSE KEY HERE --')
  1. Install the dependencies.

yarn install

# iOS only
cd ios && pod install


If you’re using the zip archive downloaded from the dashboard, make sure that you’re using yarn to run the samples. The samples in the archive reference the plugins in the same archive through a relative path, which is handled differently by npm and can lead to issues when you’re trying to run the app.

  1. Run the sample. We recommend running the samples on a physical device as otherwise no camera is available.

react-native run-[ios|android] --device


You probably need to setup signing for iOS. To do this, open the Xcode project and setup signing in the project settings. You can also run the sample from Xcode by clicking the Build & Run button.

Barcode Capture Samples




Basic sample that uses the camera to read a single barcode.

Sample that uses the camera to read a single QR code that starts with “09:” but ignores/rejects all other codes.

Demonstrates how you can adapt the scanner settings best to your needs and experiment with all the options.


Demonstrates the various ways to best integrate the scanner into the UI of your app.

Barcode Selection Samples


Basic sample that uses the Barcode Selection API.

MatrixScan Samples




Very simple sample which shows how you can highlight barcodes on screen with the Scandit Data Capture SDK.

Sample which shows how you can highlight selected (by a custom condition) barcodes on screen and scan them with the Scandit Data Capture SDK.

Demonstrates the use of more advanced augmented reality use cases with the Scandit Data Capture SDK.



Demonstrates the use of the MatrixScan feature to count labels/products when barcodes are duplicated.

Demonstrates the use of multiple capture modes in one application.

ID Capture Samples


A basic ID Capture setup to scan front of ID Cards and barcodes from AAMVA documents.

Text Capture Samples


A basic Text Capture setup to recognize GS1 and LOT and integrate the parser.

All our samples can be found in the archive that can be downloaded from our dashboard. Check the following section for more details.

Next steps

You are now ready to tackle the following guide: