PDF417 is an app for scanning several types of barcodes and QR codes. It supports a variety of use-cases, such as boarding passes, payment slips & m-wallets, retail tags, concert tickets, SIM cards, and other.
If you’re looking to extract full data from identity documents, please use our free BlinkID app.

Barcode types: PDF417 (2D barcode), QR code, Code 39, Code 128
Flexibility: easy-to-integrate API
Speed: 100-900 ms, depending on device and barcode size
Charset: unicode
Works in poor light conditions and at an angle
Works with low quality and low resolution mobile cameras

PDF417 is designed as an SDK (software development kit) from Microblink Ltd., a research and development company specialized in developing SDKs for real-time text recognition in mobile apps. Our proprietary mobile text recognition (OCR) technology has wide usage, from scanning passports, driver’s licenses to receipts, TOP-UP, payment slips, boarding passes, and other.

If you like PDF417, check out the SDK documentation on GitHub and try it for free. More information on our website.

What’s New

Version 5.5.0

We fixed a couple of bugs and issues, no big deal. Thank you for demystifying barcodes with PDF417.

Ratings and Reviews

2.7 out of 5
40 Ratings

40 Ratings

bugsny ,

Old Version was better

Ok old version was better and I love to use the app for getting the raw text of the PDF417 now you get ID number and it don’t show you the raw text any more i had like using this app before but now I say I only could give them a 2 start bring back the old version with the raw text when you scan if not need to find one that show raw text

CyberGuard ,

Highly recommended

I was looking for an app that is able to read PDF417 barcodes. My HOA is considering scanning drivers licenses for all visitors and rather than looking at the clear text info on the front of the card reading the barcode on the back has more and better information. The developer of this app offers the SDK so that it can be implemented in custom applications. Exactly what I am looking for.
This app is great, the scanner is fast and works even in not so bright light.
The reason why I didn’t give it 5 stars is that when I enable all available barcode formats the scanner doesn’t read the PDF417 anymore

SteveStearns ,

Fast and Efficient

PDF 417 is the best app I have used for scanning barcodes in various lighting conditions and situations. The latest version has evolved into an ever better faster app with a streamlined UI. The previous version had deep linking, so you could call the app and return the results from other apps (i.e., FileMaker Go) but that feature was removed. If that feature was returned to the app, I would’ve given it five stars, because it would be a bigger time saving for me for my needs.

App Privacy

The developer, Microblink, indicated that the app’s privacy practices may include handling of data as described below. For more information, see the developer’s privacy policy.

Data Not Linked to You

The following data may be collected but it is not linked to your identity:

  • Identifiers
  • Usage Data
  • Diagnostics

Privacy practices may vary, for example, based on the features you use or your age. Learn More


  • Family Sharing

    With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.

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