Real-Time Recognition SDK

General Information

Real-Time Recognition SDK is a software development kit (SDK) for developers of mobile apps. The SDK allows to capture text by simple pointing the smartphone's camera on documents, street signs or other areas containing text. The extracted information can be then used by the mobile app.

This 'live text capture' allows to build mobile apps that capture text from the surrounding environment - without photographing it. Such apps can be used to extract data from documents by simply pointing at them with the smartphone. Additionally, such mobile apps can be used in environments with highest security requirements.

The short video shows how it could look like also in your application:

Key Features

  • Immediate text recognition
  • Recognition of text in real-world scenes
  • Support of 63 recognition languages
  • Text translation
  • Instant recognition directly on the user's device
  • Code Samples for text capture
  • iOS and Android support

See the detailed description of individual features >


Real-Time Recognition SDK is available in 2 licensing options:

  • Extended License:
    For enterprises and developers of professional mobile apps. This Extended License can be purchased by ABBYY and customers will receive professional technical support.
  • Free of Charge License:
    For start-ups, developers building 'proof-of-concept' projects and testing. Limited functionality. For more information, please check for more details.

Which license is right for you? Please see the licence comparison >