The free Digimarc® Discover app detects digital watermarks in print and audio, is a QR code scanner and reads barcodes/UPCs.

Get the app!

The Digimarc Discover app is currently available on the iTunes App Store and Google Play. Once you have downloaded the app to your smartphone, try it out with our demonstration materials or collateral.

We recently updated our mobile application. The new application combines look and listen functionalities, and includes many aesthetic changes. The new app supports iOS devices with iOS 7.0 and above, and Android devices with 4.x and above. Older devices and/or devices that do not have the compatible OS installed will still be able to use the previous version of Digimarc Discover 4.1.2.

Tips for Detecting Digimarc-enabled Print

  1. Launch the app and view the brief tutorial.
  2. Hold the device steady and parallel to the image.
  3. Point your device’s camera at the digitally watermarked content.
  4. Digital watermark detection should be instant and will be indicated with a sound. If you don’t immediately hear the sound, slowly move your phone toward or away from the image.
  5. Enjoy print come to life!

Tips for Detecting Digimarc-enabled Audio

  1. Launch the app.
  2. Hold your device near the audio content, taking care to not inadvertently cover the microphone.
  3. When an audio watermark is detected, you will see a banner appear at the bottom of the screen with details about the item detected.
  4. Tap the banner to make the connection!

Tips for Scanning QR Codes, Barcodes and UPC Codes

  • In Discover mode, position QR codes in the center of the screen to connect to the web.
  • Fit barcodes in the center of the screen to shop and compare prices.

Supported Devices

  • Digimarc Discover 5.x mobile app
    • iOS 7.0 and above
    • Android 4.x and above
  • Digimarc Discover 4.1.2 mobile app 
    • iOS 6.0 and above (Digimarc Discover does not support iPhone 3G)
    • Android 2.3 and above

A small number of Android devices running a supported OS version are incompatible with the Digimarc Discover app. These devices will not be able to download and install the Digimarc Discover app from the Google Play.


In addition to the Digimarc Discover mobile applications downloadable from the iTunes App Store and Google Play Market, Digimarc offers licensing of its software developer kit (SDK).