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.

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Business Card Scanning on iOSCommunity Manager
Re: Business Card Scanning - changed to: Delivered
03-08-2019

Hey all,

 

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

Business Card Scanning on iOSHubSpot Product Team
03-08-2019

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

Business Card Scanning on iOSHubSpot Product Team
changed to: Delivered
03-08-2019

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!

Business Card Scanning on iOSHubSpot Product Team
03-08-2019

@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?

Business Card Scanning on iOSHubSpot Product Team
changed to: In Beta
03-08-2019

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.

Business Card Scanning on iOSHubSpot Product Team
03-08-2019

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

Business Card Scanning on iOSHubSpot Product Team
03-08-2019

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!

Business Card Scanning on iOSHubSpot Product Team
Re: Business Card Scanning - changed to: In Planning
03-08-2019

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 👏

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vxydias
Regular Contributor

Great first step....need iphone now

em
Occasional Contributor

@roisinkirby Will the business card reader be available for iPhones anytime soon? Most of my coulleagues have iPhones so the delivered app for Android doesn't really help us out. 

pmonks
Visitor

It's live for Android users - when will the iOS app be updated to support this capability?

pmonks
Visitor

The feature is now live for users of the Android App.  When is the feature coming to those of us who use iOS devices?

Ori
New Member

Hi, when will this feature be live for IOS? thx!

 

 

Maria_Crespo
New Contributor

It would be only fair if this new feature was also available for iOS users ;-)

Thanks

 

Stewartbennett
Regular Contributor

 Hey @roisinkirby

Any idea when the business card feature will be available in the iOS app? 

 

Regards,

Stewart. 

jmokc
Visitor

 Looks like the android app has the business card scanning functionality but it's not available in iOS. Do you know if/when there will be a rollout for the iPhone app? Thanks in Advance!

danyelb
Regular Contributor

 Hi @roisinkirby,

 

The first post in this thread mentioned iOS and Android.

 

This is delivered on one. What is the status for iOS catching up with these features?

 

Thanks!

Babel_Gem Regular Contributor | Diamond Partner | Certified Trainer
Regular Contributor | Diamond Partner | Certified Trainer

 @roisinkirby can you confirm whether this is just a feature of the Andoid app or if it can be done on Apple devices too? Can't seem to see how.