Ionic Barcode Scanner fires a text prompt instead of camera in browsers

I’am developing a project with Ionic 3 and i added the Barcode scanner plugin to read QR codes.
It works fine in Android devices, but in browsers it fires a text prompt instead of my pc camera:


I already added the browser platform, and i’m running with ‘ionic cordova run browser’.
No errors are being logged in console:

adding proxy for Contacts  cordova.js:1010:9
adding proxy for Device  cordova.js:1010:9
adding proxy for SplashScreen  cordova.js:1010:9
adding proxy for StatusBar  cordova.js:1010:9
adding proxy for BarcodeScanner  cordova.js:1010:9
adding proxy for Camera  cordova.js:1010:9
deviceready has not fired after 5 seconds.  cordova.js:1051:9
Channel not fired: onDOMContentLoaded  cordova.js:1044:13
Channel not fired: onCordovaInfoReady  cordova.js:1044:13
StatusBar is not supported  StatusBarProxy.js:23:5
Ionic Native: deviceready event fired after 4506 ms

Ionic version: 3.3.0

I added the Camera plugin to test it, and it works fine…

Here is my package.json:

    "name": "",
    "author": "",
    "homepage": "",
    "private": true,
    "scripts": {
        "clean": "ionic-app-scripts clean",
        "build": "ionic-app-scripts build",
        "ionic:build": "ionic-app-scripts build",
        "ionic:serve": "ionic-app-scripts serve"
    "dependencies": {
        "@angular/animations": "^4.0.3",
        "@angular/common": "4.0.0",
        "@angular/compiler": "4.0.0",
        "@angular/compiler-cli": "4.0.0",
        "@angular/core": "4.0.0",
        "@angular/forms": "4.0.0",
        "@angular/http": "4.0.0",
        "@angular/platform-browser": "4.0.0",
        "@angular/platform-browser-dynamic": "4.0.0",
        "@ionic-native/barcode-scanner": "^3.10.3",
        "@ionic-native/camera": "^3.10.3",
        "@ionic-native/contacts": "^3.10.2",
        "@ionic-native/core": "^3.8.0",
        "@ionic-native/splash-screen": "3.4.2",
        "@ionic-native/status-bar": "3.4.2",
        "@ionic-native/unique-device-id": "^3.8.0",
        "@ionic/storage": "^2.0.1",
        "angular2-uuid": "^1.1.1",
        "cordova-android": "^6.2.3",
        "cordova-browser": "^4.1.0",
        "cordova-plugin-camera": "^2.4.1",
        "cordova-plugin-console": "1.0.5",
        "cordova-plugin-contacts": "~2.3.1",
        "cordova-plugin-device": "1.1.4",
        "cordova-plugin-splashscreen": "~4.0.1",
        "cordova-plugin-statusbar": "2.2.1",
        "cordova-plugin-uniquedeviceid": "~1.3.2",
        "cordova-plugin-whitelist": "1.3.1",
        "ionic-angular": "3.0.1",
        "ionic-plugin-keyboard": "~2.2.1",
        "ionicons": "3.0.0",
        "moment": "^2.18.1",
        "ng2-translate": "^5.0.0",
        "ng2-validation": "^4.1.0",
        "phonegap-plugin-barcodescanner": "~6.0.4",
        "rxjs": "5.1.1",
        "sw-toolbox": "3.4.0",
        "zone.js": "^0.8.4"
    "devDependencies": {
        "@ionic/app-scripts": "1.3.0",
        "@ionic/cli-plugin-cordova": "1.3.0",
        "@ionic/cli-plugin-ionic-angular": "1.3.0",
        "typescript": "~2.2.1"
    "cordovaPlugins": [
            "locator": "",
            "id": "cordova-plugin-pagmovel"
    "cordovaPlatforms": [],
    "description": "MATERA Quickstart Banco Digital: Seu banco a um passo do futuro",
    "cordova": {
        "platforms": [
        "plugins": {
            "cordova-plugin-console": {},
            "cordova-plugin-device": {},
            "cordova-plugin-splashscreen": {},
            "cordova-plugin-statusbar": {},
            "cordova-plugin-whitelist": {},
            "ionic-plugin-keyboard": {},
            "cordova-plugin-uniquedeviceid": {},
            "cordova-plugin-camera": {},
            "phonegap-plugin-barcodescanner": {},
            "cordova-plugin-contacts": {}

Can anybody help me? Tks

Looking at the source for the browser part of the Barcode Scanner plugin, that’s just how it’s written. If you want it to utilize a camera then you’ll have to code it to do so, or see if you can’t rget the maintainer of the project to do so.

In the plugin documentation they claim to support browser. By that i thought it would SCAN a barcode with the camera, not ask to enter the code manually… It’s very desapointing, since i will have one plugin for the APP and another one for the PWA.
Anyway, does anybody knows a good angular 2 barcode scanner?

I’m going through the same situation. Have you found any alternative plugins?

The Cordova plugin is open source - feel free to implement the feature you are missing and submit a PR to them. They will be happy to accept this.

Is it possible to remove Browser from the supported platforms of this plugin in the Ionic docs?
Since the plugin you refer to in the docs is still not supporting the browser platform.