iOS SDK - Decoder Module

Use the endpoints of this module to activate the device camera to scan a QR Code and render its checkout token value.

Initialize Decoder Facade

Prior to invoking any decoder module endpoints:

  1. Create a new request object for the relevant coordinator.
  2. Implement the delegate for the coordinator to handle responses.
PDDecoderCoordinator *decoderCoordinator=[[PDDecoderCoordinator alloc] init];
if(self.decoderCoordinator == nil){
self.decoderCoordinator = [[PDDecoderCoordinator alloc] init];
self.decoderCoordinator.decoderDelegate = self;

Set Optional Decoder Properties

Sets any of the following properties during module initialization to fine tune the app's decoding behavior, as needed.

[self.decoderCoordinator setproperty:property-value];

Property Description
playSoundFilePath Specifies the device location of an audio file to play upon successful capture of the token.
decoderReaderType Specifies whether the scanner is enabled to read only QR Codes (FALSE) or to read and differentiate between both QR Codes and bar codes (TRUE). The default value is FALSE in order to maximize performance and because multi-code recognition is typically not applicable to Paydiant mobile wallet usage.
formatOfQRCode Specify which type of QR Code the decoder should expect. Valid values are:

The default value of kPDQRCodeFormatQRVersion1 is the code format generated by Paydiant's transaction manager.


Activates the camera and begins scanning for a relevant QR Code.

Element Value
Method Signature -(void)startDecoderSession:(UIView *)cameraView frameRect:(CGRect)paramFrameRect;

cameraView - The coordinates of the screen representing the center of the camera's focus. For example, 0,34 indicates the horizontal center of the screen, 34 pixels from the top.
paramFrameRect - The dimensions of the space on which the camera should focus in order to scan the image. For example, a value of 320, 401 indicates a rectangle 320 pixels high by 401 pixels long.
Returns This method does not return a response.


Converts a scanned image into a checkout token value representing an active Paydiant transaction.

Element Value
Method Signature -(void)decodeImage:(RawImage *)rawImage;

rawImage - The coded data representing the scanned image.
Success -(void) didFinishImage:(UIImage *)image decoding:(NSString *)qrCode;

image - The original value that was passed which represents the raw image.
qrCode - The decoded value of the checkout token needed for the RTMD(DISCOVERY) call to initiate the transaction.
Failure didFailDecoding(PDDecoderCoordinator *)decoderCoordinator;
The token was not able to be decoded.

initializingDecoderFailedWithError:(NSError *)error; - The decoder service could not be reached.

Configure User Error messages for this call with the key kUserErrorDecoderControllerDomain.

Error Description
400 The specified value is not a valid checkout token.
500 An unknown error occurred internally in the server.


Releases the app's use of the camera session.

Element Value
Method Signature -(void)endDecoderSession;
Returns This method does not return a response.