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Fremont, CA, United States, 2010/06/01 - Penpower, a leading technology company that provides OCR-based Business Card Reader and Document Recognition apps, has released its flagship application WorldCard Mobile in the European market.
WorldCard Mobile is a convenient and reliable mobile business tool that transfers contact data from business cards directly to the iPhone address book by using the device’s camera and its Text Recognition technology. Names, addresses, phone and fax numbers, mobile phone number, email addresses, website URLs, even MSN/Skype IDs and other key information found on a business card can be saved automatically to the corresponding fields of an iPhone phone book.
WorldCard Mobile Business Card Reader app is known for its superior recognition and faster card scanning qualities which help in sorting out different business card data into appropriate categories. This Business Card Reader application by Penpower uses Optical Character Recognition technology that converts images captured with an iPhone’s camera into text. WorldCard Mobile currently recognises 7 languages, namely English, Dutch, French, German, Italian, Portuguese, and Spanish. It has an auto image rotation feature through which the app can even recognise business card images from saved images. The supported devices include Apple iPhone 3GS (OS 3.1 or later), and other hand-held devices using Windows Mobile and Symbian S60 smartphones with close-up lenses.
Commenting on the European release, Dr. Tsay, CEO of Penpower Inc., opined “WorldCard mobile application has is already a big success in the Apple iTunes US market and I'm sure it will be just as popular in Europe. We know better than anyone that our Business Card Recognition application is an ‘in-the-moment’ app that converts images to information, faster than any other Business Card Reader in the market. It is fantastic thing that we can now send 'our card' to CEOs, managers, business heads and people who matter in business, right to the palm of their hand through this most compact information management solution. The European market offers the mobile app industry a new opportunity to reach larger high-end audiences, and monetise applications in a fair way, as well as offering new global distribution platform.”
Price and Availability:
Latest Version: WorldCard Mobile 1.2.5 (for iPhone)
App price: $5.99
WorldCard Mobile, the perfect Business Card Reader application for iPhone, is available via the Apple’s App Store which is accessible through iTunes®. Visit
itunes.apple.com/uk/ to download the app.
Works on iPhone 3GS
iPhone 2G or 3G users must have image quality enhancement tools.
iPod Touch users can use via saved photos due to the lack of a built-in camera.
About Penpower Inc.
Penpower Inc. (penpowerinc.com) is a leading provider of specialized Data Recognition applications and software for enhancing the use of mobile devices, including Data Recognition software and Multi-Language OCR technology-based Business Card & Document Reader applications for different mobile platforms.
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