I’m using the Ionic framework to develop an App for iOS, Android and Windows Phone, and one of the its features is based on a QR Code reader. I’m currently using the PhoneGap Plugin BarcodeScanner as the QR Code reader but it’s definitely far from what I need, once its success rate is about 10%.
I´ve searched for more effective readers, and the only options I found are paid SDKs. I’ve no problems with paying for the tool, but the problem is that I couldn’t find anyone that fits on my needs. As a start-up, I’m keen to pay as download volumes grow, but I just could find alternatives charging per platform and based on huge initial volumes. For example, I could find a provider that charges US$ 999 per platform for 25,000 devices, what results in US$ 2,997. Paying US$ 0,12 per device is not the end of the world (although I’d like to have other options), but US$ 2,997 in advance doesn’t make any sense for me.
Having said that, I’m looking for help to find more affordable choices that provide me an “acceptable” success rate for a reasonable price. Does anybody have experienced anything like this or have any guidance on how I can find alternatives.