Business Card Scanning on iOS

We've had quite a few users asking if we could integrate our iOS and Android CRM with other business card scanning apps. We're going to do one better and build a business card scanner right into our CRM apps.

 

JULY UPDATE: We're close...really close to having a version of business card scanner for iOS and a brand new update for Android. We need people to try out this new feature and make sure it's just right before we release it to the App Store / Play Store. If you'd be interested in getting an early peek you can sign up here.

HubSpot updates
Jan 18, 2019

@ShanDogMilllion - you would need at least iOS 11 or higher to access the business card scanner functionality. You can read more about this here.

Oct 31, 2018

@Contented - have you updated to the latest version of the app? If so, make sure you logout and log back in again and you should see this

@TimBrown - it shouldn't be linked to Import. If the user can create a contact, they should see the feature. Can you ping me a user in your portal who is unable to see the feature currently?

changed to: Delivered
Oct 31, 2018

Good news everyone - Business Card Scanner is now live to all iOS Users.
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This has been a long time coming and we thank you for holding on. Couple of things to point out as it is slightly different from our Android version (which we will be updating soon as well):

  • You can access the feature by going to your contacts
  • We have reduced the number of taps needed to enter the data so you can quickly scan, tap and go
  • We will scan and classify First Name, Last Name, Phone Number, Email, Job Title, Website URL from the card (we are thinking about supporting new properties at some point)
  • We are utilising Machine Learning under-the-hood to power the classification of the properties you are scanning. This means that the the scanner will keep getting smarter
  • You can segment contacts scanned by the business card scanner in HubSpot to create lists, trigger workflows and more

Hope you all like this update, and please comment below with your thoughts!

changed to: In Beta
May 17, 2018

I know everybody has been waiting for this.  We're close...really close to having a version of business card scanner for iOS and a brand new update for Android. We need people to try out this new feature and make sure it's just right before we release it to the App Store / Play Store. If you'd be interested in getting an early peek you can sign up here.

Feb 1, 2018

No ETA just yet on this @scheilj. We will update here once we have a firm timeframe.

Nov 28, 2017

Hey all - just wanted to provide an update on this and clear up any questions. There currently isn't a HubSpot built Business Card Reader on iOS. This is something we are thinking about and all your feedback on this thread is super valuable in our research. We don't support any third-party BCR at this time, but you are of course free to use it!

 

Let me know if I can answer any further questions!

Re: Business Card Scanning - changed to: In Planning
Aug 4, 2017

Hey all - reopening this as we are seeing some really good conversations around this on iOS as well. We delivered an early version of Business Card scanning on Android and we would like to hear from everyone on bringing this to iOS 👏

Re: Business Card Scanning - changed to: Delivered
May 10, 2017

Hey all,

 

Thank you for your feedback and patience. I can confirm that this feature is now live. Full details can be found here

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Regular Contributor

One more for iOS! 

Occasional Contributor

Hey all - reopening this as we are seeing some really good conversations around this on iOS as well. We delivered an early version of Business Card scanning on Android and we would like to hear from everyone on bringing this to iOS 👏

 

Really? You didn't consider this being usefull for iOS users from the beginning? Even though your initial status was "We've had quite a few users asking if we could integrate our iOS and Android CRM with other business card scanning apps. We're going to do one better and build a business card scanner right into our CRM apps.".

 

With apps in plural. Awesome Smiley Wink

 

Anyways; yes please!

 

 

Occasional Contributor

Yes, this is long overdue!!  It is painful to put cards into my iphone, then import them to Hubspot only to get a few fields to import then retype the main items into hubspot directly again anyway.  Please develop this so we can easily import business cards and map them to hubspot fields (standard and custom fields).  Thank you.

New Contributor

Please provide the same functionality for iOS ASAP!

New Contributor

iOS come on Hubspot!! You can do it!

Visitor

Does anyone know of an Ios business card scanner that integrates with HubSpot?

 

I can't wait as I am a new user and have lots of business cards waiting to be scanned.

Regular Contributor
Sure - you can use HubSpot CRM card scanner by MagneticOne. In the iOS app store now. It's free for a few cards & chargeable after that. Works well enough. Not long-term solution, but works well enough until HubSpot add the functionality to the HubSpot app properly
New Contributor

 Hi Guys, Any news on the iOS version update, not just Android?

New Contributor

+10000 for iOS. We got really excited about HubSpot Sales and CRM and set several clients up on it this year, only to be disappointed with the lack of business card scanning for iOS. I know it's a small feature, but this thread being "delivered" caused us to put this feature in our report to a few clients, and now it's a problem. 

 

Timeline??

New Member

+1 for HubSpot iOS business card scanner! Very needed

Occasional Contributor

Shocked this is 6 months behind Android... +1 for iOS !

New Contributor

Hi guys, just to inform iOS version is available dated and updated 23/11/17, looks like it's  been (QUIETLY) developped also by MgneticOne, same as per the Adroid version and looks brilliant Smiley Happy

 

New Contributor

Good news, even if I' can't find it on my hubspot ios app yet. Where is that?

 

Occasional Contributor

 Any update on iOS version? Spent $15 on BCR for Hubspot CRM and not loving the results...

New Contributor

gaetanodaloia > Check AppStore, DL'd it there myself

StoddardHorn > Honestly, for what it does for free, i'm quite happy w/ it. Got that one and HayStack free version as well as a spare

HubSpot Product Team
HubSpot Product Team

Hey all - just wanted to provide an update on this and clear up any questions. There currently isn't a HubSpot built Business Card Reader on iOS. This is something we are thinking about and all your feedback on this thread is super valuable in our research. We don't support any third-party BCR at this time, but you are of course free to use it!

 

Let me know if I can answer any further questions!

New Contributor

As I know now there is an application called Business Card Reader for Hubspot CRM provided by MagneticOne Mobile. There are both Android and iOS versions supported.
For now, they are even Hubspot Certified Partner and you can find this information on Hubspot Integrations page: https://www.hubspot.com/integrations/magnetic_one

Occasional Contributor

@vishnu @bowlinshoes It looks like the feedback for the iOS app is "We want this, When is it going to happen?" Do you have any comments on when this BCR will be ready for iOS?

HubSpot Product Team
HubSpot Product Team

No ETA just yet on this @scheilj. We will update here once we have a firm timeframe.

Regular Contributor

@scheilj @StoddardHorn @gaetanodaloia @JonD

 

IOS can business card scanning in to HubSpot using this seperate app for now: https://itunes.apple.com/gb/app/business-card-reader-4-hubspot/id1272732955?mt=8

 

The Android integration directly with the HubSpot App is amazing!! Hope iphone follows soon.