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
Business Card Scanning on iOSHubSpot Product Team
01-18-2019

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

Business Card Scanning on iOSHubSpot Product Team
10-31-2018

@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?

Business Card Scanning on iOSHubSpot Product Team
changed to: Delivered
10-31-2018

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!

Business Card Scanning on iOSHubSpot Product Team
changed to: In Beta
05-17-2018

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.

Business Card Scanning on iOSHubSpot Product Team
02-01-2018

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

Business Card Scanning on iOSHubSpot Product Team
11-28-2017

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!

Business Card Scanning on iOSHubSpot Product Team
Re: Business Card Scanning - changed to: In Planning
08-04-2017

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 👏

Business Card Scanning on iOSCommunity Manager
Re: Business Card Scanning - changed to: Delivered
05-10-2017

Hey all,

 

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

89 Replies
EricHeininger
Visitor

iOS please?

Bensmith
New Contributor

Any updated ETA on the iOS card scanner feature?

brandon
New Contributor

I agree it appears it has been over a year of members requesting this feature. Is there an ETA for this feature?

Avivhod
New Contributor

Hey Hubspot

Your card reader for Android works great. I even believe you are making some money of it.

However, some people in our company are, well, let's say it as it is - iphone users.

 

I think it's time you allow them scan their cards, in stead of dropping them on Android owners' lap.

 

Thanks

daisylepage
Regular Contributor

If this worked for iPhone this would be great! Any Update? Would save a lot of pain for employees who travel frequently to conferences.

dimahonta
New Contributor

Can you maybe just inform as, as soon as the iOS business card scanning app will be ready?

TBrown
New Contributor

It's been exactly a year since the Android card scanner was introduced. What is the status of this update being applied to iOS? Please update. Thanks.

HubSpot Product Team
HubSpot Product Team
updated to: In Beta

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.

Danimal26
Occasional Contributor

@bowlinshoes Thank you for the update. Signed up for your beta testing. Hopefully it will be available soon as I will be attending several conferences in the coming weeks. Thanks again.

TomBoon
New Contributor

Hi, I just downloaded a business card reader by Magneticonemobile it works great and updates my CRM seamlessly. I just wanted to make sure that they are a trustworthy source?