Monday, April 26, 2010

iPhone Document Scanner

Have you seen it yet? I think if there's a market for that type of device, which lists for like $45, you'd think ACS might be able to mass market their clipboard with the phone holder that they introduced for truckers.

4 comments:

Chris Riley said...

Shows great, but biggest question is practicality. Is it practical especially considering multi-page double sided documents to capture in this way. In general capture from a mobile device without a document scanner is great for ad-hoc but nothing more than a few pages. The other aspect of this is training habits of users. The capture quality with this type of capture is even more dependent on how the operator does the capture. Little mistakes become big impact on downstream processes such as OCR

Chris Riley

DIReditor said...

Agreed. These types of devices seem to be designed to minimize the potential for operator error, but I think the $45 price tag for a device that can essentially capture one page at a time and doesn't appear portable may be a bit high.

Craig Cartwright said...

Yes it may make more sense to have their secretary scan it at the office instead. Is this a glorified picture of a document? I suppose most phones can do it, though the windows phones include data capture to convert the text which is useful. Document Management & Data Capture

AndrewMT said...

I like it I think it will help to avoid bluring by fixing the distance for the scan. The idea of using phones is cool but bluring is a real issue with them if you want to do data capture.