This is a plugin to scan barcodes by using Honeywell PDA Android devices.

About Honeywell SDK

This plugin uses the native Android SDK available in the Technical Support Downloads Portal for honeywell devices, note that you will need to create an account to download any Honeywell software. From there you will be able to download the which contains the Android Data Collection SDK that is the one used in this plugin. The Honeywell_MobilitySDK_Android is located in Software -> Software and tools -> Developer Library -> SDKs for Android Inside the .zip file you will find the Android Data Collection SDK that contains the DataCollection.aar library with sample code, pdf and html documentation enough to understand and work with the Android Data Collection SDK

Mobility SDK version:

Data collection SDK version:

Note: You do not have to do anything from the description above to be able to use this plugin, it's just a guide for the ones that need to know the source of truth.


Supported devices

Dolphin 75e
Dolphin CT40/CT40XP
Dolphin CT50
Dolphin CT60
Thor VM1A

If your device doesn't show up in the list above, give it a try anyway...

Migration instructions

From any version prior to ^4.0.0+14 you must:

  • Rename any mention of ScannerCallBack to ScannerCallback in your code.
  • setScannerCallBack function is no longer available in HoneywellScanner, if you need to set a scanner callback after scanner constructor you can use the scannerCallback set property.
  • Change the override of the onDecode function to receive a ScannedData object instead of a String.
  • ScannedData object contains the scanned code and other info related to the scanned code.

How to use


Run this command:

flutter pub add honeywell_scanner

This will add honeywell_scanner to your pubspec.yaml dependencies like:

honeywell_scanner: ^latest_version

Then run flutter pub get to download the library sources to your pub-cache.


Copy the honeywell folder which is inside the example code sources at:


into your android project module which is going to use this plugin. This step is necessary and crucial because the Honeywell Data Collection Android library is a bundle .aar which has to be referenced as a project library.


Add this include ':honeywell' to your settings.gradle in your android project module to allow the plugin to locate the honeywell.aar library.


Add tools:replace="android:label" under application tag in your AndroidManifest.xml, this is required because the honeywell.aar library defines an android:label="@string/app_name" which conflicts with your project's label resulting in a Manifest merger failed error.

If error remains, you should check if xmlns:tools="" is missing in the manifest block.


To use the honeywell_scanner plugin just:

  1. Instantiate:
HoneywellScanner honeywellScanner = HoneywellScanner();

You can also set the onDecode and onError callbacks in the constructor like:

HoneywellScanner honeywellScanner = HoneywellScanner(scannerCallback: this);

which uses an abstract callback implementation. Or you can use function callbacks like:

HoneywellScanner honeywellScanner = HoneywellScanner(
    onScannerDecodeCallback: (scannedData) {
      // Do something here
    onScannerErrorCallback: (error) {
      // Do something here
  1. Check if device is supported. Take into account this plugin supports a list of Honeywell devices but not all, so this function ensures you compatibility.
isDeviceSupported = await honeywellScanner.isSupported();
  1. You can set the scanner callback listeners after constructor like:


honeywellScanner.onScannerDecodeCallback = (scannedData) {
// Do something here
honeywellScanner.onScannerErrorCallback = (error) {
// Do something here
  1. Override the ScannerCallback methods
void onDecoded(ScannedData? scannedData) {
  setState(() {
    this.scannedData = scannedData;

void onError(Exception error) {
  setState(() {
    errorMessage = error.toString();
  1. Setting properties. By default honeywell_scanner sets properties to support all code formats from CodeFormat enum, it also sets the trigger control property to autoControl and disables browser launching when scanning urls. However you can set any property you want by using the honeywellScanner.setProperties(properties) in case you need some specific behavior from the scanner. Properties are represented as a Map<String, dynamic>, so for instance if you want the scanner only scans 1D codes and you want the scanned EAN-13 bar codes to include the last digit (the check digit) and want the scanned Codabar bar codes to include the start/stop digits; then you must set it on properties like:
List<CodeFormat> codeFormats = CodeFormatUtils.ALL_1D_FORMATS;
Map<String, dynamic> properties = {
  ...CodeFormatUtils.getAsPropertiesComplement(codeFormats), //CodeFormatUtils.getAsPropertiesComplement(...) this function converts a list of CodeFormat enums to its corresponding properties representation.
  'DEC_CODABAR_START_STOP_TRANSMIT': true, //This is the Codabar start/stop digit specific property
  'DEC_EAN13_CHECK_DIGIT_TRANSMIT': true, //This is the EAN13 check digit specific property


To know and understand the full list of supported properties you may check the Honeywell SDK documentation (to get SDK documentation read the About Honeywell SDK at the beginning of this README). Anyway you can check a quick documentation in the doc folder on this plugin where you can find the BarcodeReader.html explaining all about barcode reader including properties and the where you can find all the property values you can set.

  1. Start scanner listener, at this point the app will be listening for any scanned code when you press the physical PDA button or your in-app button to scan codes:
  1. Stop scanner listener, this will release and close the scanner connection:
  1. Check if scanner is already started:
  1. You can also do a scanner.pauseScanner() or scanner.resumeScanner() depending on your app life cycle state.

  2. Start scanning, this function activates the scanner sensor to scan codes. This is the same as pressing the PDA physical button:

  1. Stop scanning, it cancels the scanning:


  • Both startScaning() and stopScanning() uses the softwareTrigger(bool state) function where state = true means scanning and state = false menas not scanning
  • It's recommended to check the example code for a better idea of how to work with this plugin.

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