ABBYY today announced the availability of its Business Card Reader for Android. The application enables users to accurately transfer contact information from paper business cards into their Android phone’s address book. The solution also allows users to search for additional information about new contacts across popular social networks and Google Maps.
The new product reads text in nineteen languages including popular European languages such as English, German, French, Italian and Russian, providing business users with an efficient way to process both unilingual and multilingual business cards.
You can purchase the full version for a onetime $9.99 fee or ABBYY Business Card Reader will also be available in a free, lite version that will allow users to capture data on a business card, preview the results on a phone’s display, and search for additional information on Facebook. The lite version will transfer the contact’s first name, last name and first detected phone number. The remaining contact data can be saved into the address book by upgrading to the full version.