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Do You Have a Digital Business Card

By SiliconIndia   |   Tuesday, 29 November 2011, 12:04 Hrs   |    1 Comments
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Bangalore: Business cards, the initial introduction of a person at workplace. In day to day life we are familiar to traditional business cards but now iPhone app is helping the traditional business cards go digital.

A business related social networking site, LinkedIn acquired CardMunch in 2011 which is a mobile app maker that scans and converts into contacts. While scanning a business card to LinkedIn it can also gather persons ’extra information such as qualification, history, skills, and common contacts from LinkedIn profile if there is one. And if there is no profile in LinkedIn users can still get the details and can invite the contact to connect on LinkedIn.

This business app for iPhone introduces an easy way to store a person’s contact. Instead of keeping a persons’ business card you can just scan and store the card in your iPhone digitally with this app.

Sid Viswanathan, co-founder of CardMunch said that this app is facing accuracy problem because there are set of people from Amazon’s mechanical Turks market place, who do the manual entry for this app which optical character recognition (OCR) couldn’t do, but the company is evaluating other technologies, reports Reuters.

Cardmunch is a mobile business card transcription service. In this app users can click photos of business cards and submit which will transform into digital. It is unique in the world of business cards which is offering exciting and innovative features. It’s an attractive app for iPhone users.


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1: You may want to take a look at ScanBizCards - which now also has a feature just like CardMunch using manual transcription as an option besides the OCR ability of ScanBizCards. Unlike CardMunch it uses a dedicated transcription team which means faster turn around and higher accuracy, but carries a cost of $0.18/card.
Posted by:Patrick Questembert - 29 Nov, 2011