So the guys who make WorldCard Mobile approached me seeking a review of their iPhone app, and you know I love me an iPhone app or 200 so I said yes figuring it would be an easy review……but it hasn’t been.
Now you’re probably assuming by the above that I mean it’s not a good app, well you’d be wrong, so very very wrong.
It’s an awesome app!
Basically WorldCard Mobile is an application that allows you to take a photo of a business card and through the magic of rock solid coding it gleans information off of the photo of the business card and populates a whole bunch of fields, ie. name, phone number, email address, company name, etc.
I loaded in over 100 cards in a 30 minute time frame and it got everything right, seriously there was no way I was expecting that sort of result.
Once you have your cards in WorldCard Mobile you can do the obvious things like email your contact, call their phone number, open their website, etc. which is the beauty of applications that make proper use of the varying API’s that Apple make available in iOS.
If you attend conferences, meetings, business networking events, etc. regularly where swapping business cards is the staple way to meet someone then WorldCard Mobile is the application for you……assuming you have an iPhone, but who doesn’t these days.
You can throw card after card at WorldCard Mobile and not waste time in Address Book or whatever CRM you use typing in all these new contacts. That’s a big win in my book, there’s nothing worse than the day after a conference. Grahhhh I hate data entry.
My biggest gripe with the app, which is a fairly trite one, is that I wish the icon looked a little cooler. Apart from that it would be also be cool if the cards / contacts could be saved into Address Book or if WorldCard Mobile teamed up with some of the CRM’s like Daylite or Salesforce, or maybe licensed their OCR technology to them.
Apart from those little things, which could be pretty easily be overcome, this is a rock solid application.
Go buy WorldCard Mobile if you spend any time in the corporate world.