camerakit 0.0.64
camerakit: ^0.0.64

Flutter Android iOS

Flutter camera kit uses native android and ios APIs for taking picture and scanning barcode with controlable flash.

Flutter Camera Kit #

Flutter camera kit uses native android and ios APIs for taking picture and scanning barcode with controlable flash.This plugin uses Camera2 API in android and AVFoundation in iOS for taking picture and MLFirebase library for scanning barcode.

Main features:

  • Easy implementation with controller
  • Automatic permission handling (no need for 3rd-party libraries)
  • Automatic camera resource handling for battery usage and avoid any conflict with another camera based applications.(you can also manage manually pause and resume camera)
  • fill and fit mode for camera preview frame.
  • Optimize memory usage in taking picture
  • auto, on and off flash mode while taking picture and scan barcode.

Installation #

Firebase #

For barcode reading, You should install firebase in your project. accordig to steps 1, 2, and 3 from Firebase's Flutter instructions. You don't need to add any code in your project after installation.

iOS #

Add io.flutter.embedded_views_preview in info.plist with value YES. Add Privacy - Camera Usage Description in info.plist.

Usage #

##Sample Usage For use plugin, You shoude an instance of CameraKitController then initial CameraKitView passing CameraKitController instance to it.

   cameraKitController = CameraKitController();
    cameraKitView = CameraKitView(
      cameraKitController: cameraKitController,
      hasBarcodeReader: true,
      barcodeFormat: BarcodeFormats.FORMAT_ALL_FORMATS
      scaleType: ScaleTypeMode.fill,
      useCamera2API: true,
      onPermissionDenied: () {
          print("Camera permission is denied.");
          //ToDo on permission denied by user
      onBarcodeRead: (code) {
        print("Barcode is read: " + code);
        //ToDo on barcode read

Cunstructor parameters #

hasBarcodeReader: True means scan barcode mode and false means take picture mode Because of performance reasons, you can't use barcode reader mode and take picture mode simultaneously. barcodeFormat: Set barcode format from available values, default value is FORMAT_ALL_FORMATS. scaleType: There are 2 modes ScaleTypeMode.fill and for this parameter. If you want camera preview fill your widget area, use fill mode. In this mode, camera preview may be croped for filling widget area. If you want camera preview to show entire lens preview, use fit mode. In this mode, camera preview may be shows blank areas. previewFlashMode: This parameter accepts 3 values., CameraFlashMode.on and For changing value after initial use changeFlashMode method in controller. useCamera2API: For fixing problem with flash In old phones like Samsung S6, switch between CameraAPI and Camera2 API. Set this parameter false Barcode scanning not support from this. Default value is true. onPermissionDenied: After android and iOS user deny run time permission, this method is called. onBarcodeRead: In barcodeReader mode, while camera preview detect barcodes, This method is called.

Controller methods #

Take Picture For taking picture pass hasBarcodeReader's value false and then use controller for taking picture.

  String path = await cameraKitController.takePicture();

Change Flash Mode For changing flash mode, don't change cunstructor parameter. Use changeFlashMode method in controller. Pass CameraFlashMode enum to this method.


Pause and Resume camera This plugin automatically manage pause and resume camera based on android, iOS life cycle and widget visibility, also you can call with your controller when ever you need.


Notes #

This project is teset on iPhone6, samsung galaxy S7, samsung J7, samsung note 10, samsung s10, iPhone pro max. Auto flash for capture (CameraAPI 2) has a bug in samsung galaxy S5 and there is no answer for this issue in git and stackoverflow. For these phones set useCamera2API false.

Auto flash for camera preview (scanning barcode mode) dosen't work for samsung J7

pub points

Flutter camera kit uses native android and ios APIs for taking picture and scanning barcode with controlable flash.

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flutter, visibility_detector


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