For one of my client project, I needed a QR code reader. I do know that Apple introduced such a reader on iOS 7, but I needed it to run on iOS 6 as well.
Two open-source librairies looked like serious candidates at first:
zxing dropped support for the iOS platform recently. This leaves us with Zbar.
Zbar pre-compiled library does not support modern architectures
However, there is a problem with the Zbar library found in the SDK: it’s been compiled for the armv6, armv7 and i386 architectures only. Therefore, if your application supports more modern architectures like armv7s or arm64, it won’t link with the precompiled library.
Compiling from the source code
In your Podfile, write:
pod 'ZBarSDK', '~> 1.3.1'
and voilà! You might still need the documentation for the Zbar SDK.