scannit-core 1.0.11

A library for reading Helsinki HSL's travel cards.


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This is a library designed to read a V2 HSL Travel Card. It's heavily based on the HSL-provided Java library, and an evolution of my V1, C#-based version of the library, HSLTravelSharp.


Add the following to your Cargo.toml:

scannit-core = "0.1.0"

Getting a TravelCard object requires communicating via NFC with your physical travel card. An example of doing so is contained in the scannit-cli subproject in this repository.

Creating the TravelCard object will look something like this:

use scannit_core::travelcard::create_travel_card;

// function declaration here somewhere...

let app_info: &[u8] = get_app_info_from_nfc_card();
let control_info: &[u8] = get_control_info_from_nfc_card();
let period_pass: &[u8] = get_period_pass_from_nfc_card();
let stored_value: &[u8] = get_stored_value_from_nfc_card();
let e_ticket: &[u8] = get_e_ticket_from_nfc_card();
let all_history : &[u8] = get_history_from_nfc_card();

let travel_card = create_travel_card(

This crate also exposes the commands by which you communicate with the NFC card in the desfire module.


This crate also includes the scannit-core-ffi subproject, which contains FFI-friendly projections of the data models in the main crate, as well as FFI-friendly functions that can be used to create (and free) TravelCard objects. See the ScannitSharp library for a C# example of using the FFI crate.

Building the FFI crate

> cd scannit-core-ffi
> cargo build

or just:

> cargo build --all


> cargo build

That's it!

Cross-compilation should work without too much issue, but requires the standard tools for cross-compiling to your target triple. Android requires the NDK and a ~/.cargo/config setup for ar and a linker, for example.