WorldCard Mobile – Business card reader.

Business card reader and scanner –  iPhone / iPad / iPod touch application.  

Also available for Android – see Penpower Technology website for details

WorldCard Mobile is an application that acts as a business card reader and a business card scanner for iPhone which was created by Penpower Technology Ltd.

This application allows  business card capturing and recognizing through 3GS iPhone. Meanwhile it automatically sorts recognized information by name, company, position, address, phone number, email address and other fields. Then it puts all of this information into your contacts automatically. Brilliant.

Simply, you take a photo of a business card with your iPhone, using the app by clicking camera.


Click recognize – the top blue button on the screen.

It then says done, and it is, you can then go to view the card or capture some more cards.

You can the find the card you have scanned either in Worldcards business cards section on just from your contacts.

On this page you scroll down to find more information, like the email address or whatever else was on the card.

I chose this business card to show you as it was the one that WorldCard has the most difficulty with.

The problem was a) the colour  and b) the funky font –  it would not reconise BONSAI, Danny Brown or read interactive marketing very well – the phone number and the address all came out perfectly but you would have to add the name on this occasion by clicking edit, not much of a problem and a very rare one.

When you have lots in your contacts list it looks like this, it uses the card as the photo, which is great if someone has their actual photo on the card.

Another cool option on this application is that at the bottom it has buttons  for Facebook Twitter and LinkedIn which it will search for when you click it from the name, which you can then save.

This is a great application for business people that get given a lot of business cards that end up in a draw at home, this way you just quickly take a photo, recognize it and forget about it, until you need to look up the persons number.

  • Category: Business
  • Updated: Aug 09, 2011
  • Current Version: 3.5.1
  • 3.5.1
  • Size: 11.3 MB
  • Languages: English, Dutch, French, German, Italian, Portuguese, Spanish
  • Seller: Penpower Inc.
  • © 2009 Penpower Technology Ltd.

Requirements: Compatible with iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad. Requires iOS 3.1 or later

 This is application is available now from the app store on iTunes for $5.99  here – Worldcard Mobile 


Hope this helps

Itunes down – Getting tired of these problems!

For the past hour or so people on Twitter have been complaining about iTunes app store being down, this appears to be world wide.

Is it to do with the iTunes update 10.2.2?  I was hoping that was going to sort out some problems, not create more.

The only sort of confirmation that seems to have been received is yes, iTunes servers are down and they are trying to sort it; will be for down for about another 90mins. Thanks for that Apple.

However, for some services  have now been resumed, like mine, we noticed first when we were trying to download some apps and the waiting message hung there until it told us that the app could not be downloaded.  Other apps just stayed on the waiting message and we left t hem until they eventually downloaded about an hour later.

Do you think its a bit strange that the down time came at  around the same time of this tweet about Skynet “queue the spooky music”.

Why the downtime and for so long? For some its been two days –  I don’t know. There has been a lot of problems with iTunes  lately and I for one am getting tired of it. This isn’t going to go in Apples favour with lots of new smart phones coming on the market now.

Sort it out iTunes!