A streamlined SLOC means quick integration.


Native machine language means better performance.


Licensing options tailored to meet your needs.


Designed to read barcodes under the harshest of circumstances.

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The Industry-Leading Barcode Scanner SDK

Your stakeholders want it, we deliver it. With the rapid rise of new technology, end users have come to expect a rich digital experience that allows them to easily maneuver both their online and offline worlds, placing increased pressure on brands and developers to create applications that excite, educate, engage, and expedite - anytime, anywhere. Barcode scanning does just that – enabling users to bridge the physical-digital divide quickly and easily so they can streamline workflows, gather information, provide feedback, access specialized data, and much more. The applications are virtually limitless.

With barcode decoding that is fast, accurate, and cost effective, Manatee Works outdoes all other barcode scanner SDKs (Software Development Kits) on the market today. Our PDF417 decoder out-performs the competition hands-down. Simply put, we offer the best barcode decoding technology available for mobile applications, regardless of platform, operating system or code symbology.

Delivering a fluid, seamless barcode scanning experience not only enables your organization to maximize profitability, it creates a world-class brand interaction for your consumer, driving customer retention and satisfaction.

Notable Clients

Praise for the Manatee Works Barcode Scanner SDK:

SDK Features and Capabilities

  • Easy integration
  • Superior barcode recognition
    speed and tolerance
  • Available for all major development platforms
  • No Wifi or Internet
  • No framework
  • Enhanced data and
    deployment privacy
  • Free access to minor releases
  • Exceptional customer
    service and support
  • No server
  • Maximized
  • Single-Handed
  • Cross-Platform

Developing applications is challenging. That’s why we've developed a straight-forward barcode scanner SDK that boasts some of the most powerful capabilities on the market today. It offers users a simple, flexible, dynamic decoding experience. The Manatee Works Barcode Scanner SDK was built BY developers FOR developers!

As a solution developed with the retail, manufacturing, government, healthcare, commercial services and transportation industries in mind, our SDK is built around ease of use for the user, as well as ease of implementation for the application developer. We understand that enterprises are continually looking for opportunities to increase efficiency. Therefore, we have developed the ultimate single-handed scanning solution aimed at maximizing the return on investment.

In addition to Microsoft Windows (via Dynamic-link Library or DLL), Apple OS X and Linux, our SDK is available for all major mobile operating systems, including iOS, Android, Windows Phone, and Blackberry.

Additionally, we support app development using cross-platform tools such as PhoneGap, Titanium Appcelerator, IBM WorklightXamarin, and Sencha frameworks. It also allows users to decode a wide array of over 40 barcode symbologies including not just PDF417, but additionally QR Codes, DotCodes, Aztec codes, Data Matrix, EAN, UPC and many more.

To learn more about the Manatee Works Barcode Scanner SDK, click HERE...

Google Glass Integration

Manatee Works Announces Significant New Features and Benefits to its Barcode Scanning SDK

Newest SDK significantly improves performance and functionality of iOS and Android applications used in enterprise, corporate, and consumer markets.

04/08/2015 Read More View Article

Barcode Parsing Standards for Today's Enterprise Applications

In the early 1970s, a number of key manufacturers, distributors, and retailers in the United States set out to label every consumer product in the US with a barcode that could be used across the entire supply chain: from the manufacturer, to the warehouse, to the distributor, to the point of sale. The result was the adoption of the Universal Product Code (UPC) barcode, and the creation of the Uniform Code Council (UCC) as the controlling standards body and issuing agency in the US.

03/20/2015 Read More

Understanding the Risks of Today's QR Code Marketing Campaigns

With increased QR Code scanning comes greater security concerns. While marketers and consumers have realized the mutual benefits QR Codes provide, unfortunately, so to have cybercriminals. Without proper safeguards in place, QR Codes can easily become a vehicle for spreading malware, identity theft, and phishing schemes.

02/17/2015 Read More

New Report Underscores Importance of Mobile Barcodes in Facilitating the Next Generation of AIDC

VDC Research recently released a vendor landscape report for the Automatic Identification and Data Capture (AIDC) industry related to the impact and future of mobile barcodes. The report provided an overview and juxtaposition of five industry-leading data capture solution providers, including Manatee Works.

01/29/2015 Read More

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