Supports major smartphone platforms, including Symbian and Apple iOS
ABBYY, a provider of document recognition, data capture, and linguistic technologies and services, has introduced Business Card Reader for Android, an Android app that supports major smartphone platforms, including Symbian and Apple iOS.
The app enables users to transfer contact information from paper business cards into their Android phone’s address book and also allows users to search for additional information about new contacts across social networks and Google Maps.
The company said the new app reads text in 19 languages, including English, German, French, Italian and Russian, providing business users with a way to process both unilingual and multilingual business cards.
The app leverages on ABBYY’s mobile OCR (Optical Character Recognition) technology, which intelligently locates contact data within a business card and saves it into the corresponding data fields.
Users can now create new contact records, update existing ones with newly obtained information and simplifies the checking of captured data by highlighting uncertain characters in the resulting text and displaying the original photo for visual comparison.
ABBYY mobile products department director Katya Solntseva said Business Card Reader for Android does more than simple contact reading, it gives users an efficient way to acquire, store and manage valuable business information.