WorldCard Mobile – Business card reader.

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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 


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