Measuring the Accuracy of Business Card Scanner Apps

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New Vizibility Study Finds Defect Rates as High as 36% Among the Top Three Card Scanning Apps

Read the full announcement here, and see the infographic below.

LinkedIn recently announced that on July 11th it will discontinue the CardMunch business card scanning app it acquired in 2011, and that all users will be migrated to Evernote’s premium business card scanning service.

Business card scanning machines and apps have been on the market for about two decades, with hundreds of business card scanning apps available on iTunes and Google Play today. People use these solutions because they want to save time by automatically scanning the content of business cards into their digital address books. Unfortunately, many of these apps are inefficient because they cause significant errors that must be detected and corrected by their users.

To quantify the defect rate of business card scanning apps, we randomly collected and scanned 100 business cards from a variety of professions and scanned them using three popular business card scanner apps: Evernote, FullContact and the Neat desktop scanner. All cards were scanned in a controlled environment under optimum lighting conditions. Each scan was then evaluated for accuracy based on the percent of characters translated accurately.

Business Card App Scanners

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