How to Build an Ionic Barcode Scanner with Capacitor [v5]

If you want to integrate a barcode scanner in your Ionic app you can choose from several Javascript libraries, but usually a native approach in a real app still works best.

In this Quick Win we will build a barcode and QR scanner using the Capacitor community barcode scanner plugin. At the time writing, it only supports iOS and Android but web support (in case you have a PWA) is planned for the future.


Also, you could implement a more manual approach for the web or PWA following my
PWA QR scanner tutorial.

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