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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Ludovic
New Contributor

Hi, 

 

Thank you for the update, is the same feature available for iOS?

 

 

Teehanne
New Contributor

 Hi Roisinkirby,

how are plans for the iPhone app? Will it be able to scan business cards as well in the future - and if so, when?

 

 

staceywallin
New Contributor

I have HubSpot currently automatically adding any contacts I email to my contacts in the CRM. I'd also like to scan (using the in app feature listed in this thread) the stack of business cards collected on my desk to add any missing information (phone numbers, titles, etc). Right now this tool always creates a duplicate contact, which I later have to merge with my previously exisitng contact. I'd like to be able to have a photo of the business card scanned attached to the contact record so that it can be referenced later (typos, logos, etc). Is there a way to do this? 

andyb
Regular Contributor

 Will this scanner feature be added to the iOS app soon too?


@bowlinshoes wrote:

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.




danyelb
Regular Contributor

Hi HubSpot,

Time for an update I think...

This one really isn't fully delievered...

 

Thanks!

danyelb
Regular Contributor




Hi @roisinkirby,

 

I don't think the status of this feature should be delivered as it only exist in the Andoir app and not yet on iOS.

Would also be nice to get some feedback as to whether this will appear on iOS?

 

Thanks!

 

Danyel
 

andyb
Regular Contributor

Agree with the above, we really need this in the iOS App before it's delivered

 

HubSpot Product Team
HubSpot Product Team
updated to: In Planning

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 👏

tgsinvest
New Contributor

I have a major issue with the apple crm app, I use card cam to scan business cards which adds them to my iphone.  then using the hubspot crm app I can importn them into hubspot one at a time.  however there is no easy way to find the contact to import.  I litterally have to scroll through up to 10,000 contacts to pick the one contact that I want to import.  Any help with this import issue?  I don't see how to do a card scan directly on the iphone hubspot app?  Thank you.


@bowlinshoes wrote:

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.


 

Ludovic
New Contributor

Hi,

Yes please bring this to iOS, it would be so useful.

Thanks