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Instant Text Scanner

Text capture as fast as scanning a barcode

Text capture as fast as scanning a barcode

Instant Text Scanner

by Glyphin SPRL
Instant Text Scanner
Instant Text Scanner
Instant Text Scanner

What is it about?

Text capture as fast as scanning a barcode!

Instant Text Scanner

App Details

Business Utilities
Last updated
December 31, 2020
Release date
October 27, 2016
More info

Instant Text Scanner is FREE but there are more add-ons

  • $4.99

    7-day subscription

App Screenshots

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App Store Description

Text capture as fast as scanning a barcode!

Do you often need to type data in your company's website, and wished it could be as easy as scanning a barcode instead?

Instant Text Scanner uses your iPhone's or iPad's camera to quickly recognize printed text such as reference numbers, dates, IDs, codes, serial numbers, names, email addresses, or anything you choose.

The app does not recognize any text you point the camera at. It looks for bits of text specified using regular expressions. For example, an 8-digit number would be specified as "\d{8}". This reduces or eliminates confusion when the object you are scanning is covered with words and numbers but you want to capture a particular piece of information.

The app offers several useful predefined scan targets. The html and javascript code of that page is freely available to jump start the development of your app.

Instant Text Scanner has an integrated web browser. Using it with your own web application requires a subscription (buy 7, 30 or 365 days). The subscription lets you load your own web page (the "home URL") when the app starts. In addition, or instead, you can define one scan target that will be passed as a parameter of the "lookup URL", usually a reference or index value.

Once your web app is loaded, a simple Javascript addition makes any text field scannable. The same page can trigger as many different scans as needed (one for serial number, another for date, etc). You have full control on what is input into which field.

The web server and the web application are not provided. You are responsible for the development of the web app and its hosting.

Your data is safe. All the image processing and character recognition is done locally, on your device. The text you scan only goes to the web site that you configured, and nowhere else.

Image recognition, like speech recognition, is not 100% accurate. If you encounter difficulties with some text, please email us a picture at [email protected] so we can improve the next version. We would also love to hear about what you are building!

Do you find Instant Text Scanner useful? Please take a minute to leave a review on the App Store. That helps a lot. Thank you!

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