Our Web SDK is powered by our CortexDecoder SDK. It is a set of algorithms tailored for high-speed, near-zero-miss barcode reading on any device with a modern web browser and camera. Imagine customers walking into your store and having the ability to scan items into their shopping cart using their smartphone without installing an app! It features flawless scanning of the most demanding barcodes in the most challenging environments. With this level of performance, consumer-grade mobile devices are a genuine alternative to dedicated enterprise-grade barcode scanners. The Web SDK has flexible licensing and integration support from Code Professional Services.

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Build powerful web applications with CortexDecoder Web SDK

Web apps are a cost-effective way to put mobile-friendly content in the hands of many users. As the technological landscape changes, a new kind of customer is emerging—one who wants to turn a smartphone into an enterprise-grade barcode reader while minimizing the storage space on their device. CortexDecoder Web SDK delivers consistent decoding excellence on browser-based applications, whether these are consumer apps, loyalty systems, or e-commerce applications.

Industry-leading barcode scanning on any platform

The Web Software Development Kit utilizes the enterprise-grade CortexDecoder barcode reading technology featuring over 40 decoding algorithms and industry-leading read rates. It excels in browser-based applications used in various situations, from consumer retail apps to mobile enterprise operations.


Scanning on Challenging Surfaces Made Easy

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Seeing barcodes with increased contrast enhances the decoding process—Patented Beyond Glare Technology keeps operations worldwide moving faster with greater accuracy.


Near-Zero Miss Accuracy

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Near Zero Miss (99.9995%) accuracy has brought thousands of businesses in 100 countries the reliability and speed they need to keep their workflow flowing.



When you sign-up for our Developer Portal, we will review your application and give you a FREE 60-Day Trial license of our Web SDK. When you do, a member of our dedicated customer service team will reach out to be sure we help you get the correct solution for your needs.



Demo the possibilities with our FREE CortexScan demo App

If a Web SDK isn't right for your project, you should check out our advanced CortexDecoder Embedded OEM software or CortexDecoder for Mobile.



  • Market-defining read performance on 1D, 2D, postal, and direct part mark barcodes
  • Reliable scanning of crumpled, smudged, ripped, scathed, improperly printed, and other damaged barcodes in challenging conditions
  • Barcode reading proficiency to tackle the harshest applications and environments
  • Identification parsing for age verification and rapid form entry
  • GS1 and UDI parsing support for healthcare applications
  • Simultaneous reading of multiple barcodes for enhanced productivity
  • Easy-to-use SDK for fast integration into your Javascript Web Project
  • From Chrome to Safari and other modern browsers, we have you covered
  • Comprehensive support from barcode industry experts
  • Minimum Recommended Image Resolution1 megapixel


Device & Browser Support



Browsers Supported

iPhone iOS

Safari v11+


Chrome v66+

Firefox v68+

Opera v53+

Desktop or Laptop

Safari v11+

Chrome v66+

Firefox v68+

Opera v53+

Edge v44+


Barcode Symbologies Supported

Level 1 Symbologies:


  • BC412
  • Codabar
  • Code 11
  • Code 32
  • Code 39
  • Code 93
  • Code 128
  • GS1 DataBar (RSS)
  • Hong Kong 2 of 5
  • IATA 2 of 5
  • Interleaved 2 of 5
  • Plessey
  • Matrix 2 of 5
  • MSI Plessey
  • NEC 2 of 5
  • Straight 2 of 5
  • Telepen
  • Trioptic


  • PDF 417


  • QR Code
  • QR Code Model 1
  • MicroQR Code
Level 2: includes all Level 1 symbologies

2D Codes

  • Aztec
  • DataMatrix
  • MicroQR
  • QR Code Model 1
  • Grid Matrix
  • Dot Code
  • Han Xin
  • Maxicode

All Stacked Codes

  • MicroPDF417
  • GS1 Composite
  • Code 49
  • Codablock F

All Postal Codes

  • USPS Postnet
  • USPS Planet
  • USPS Intelligent Mail
  • Australia Post
  • Dutch Post
  • Japan Post
  • Royal Mail
  • Korea Post
  • Canada Post
  • UPU ID-tags
Custom Symbology Solution:

Available Symbology Add-On’s:

  • MultiCode
  • DPM
  • DL Parsing
  • GS1 Parsing
  • UDI Parsing
  • Verifier
  • GoCode (Code Proprietary Symbology)

All purchases are done through one of our many sales partner companies. Code is happy to help consult with you to determine the best partner for your specific needs, project detail and industry.

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