Today, LinkedIn has announced they’re discontinuing CardMunch, the business card scanning app they acquired back in 2011. Now, they are partnering with Evernote even more closely to make use of Evernote’s own business card scanning. This news follows today’s recent Evernote update, which noted some card scanning improvements as well.
In a blog post, LinkedIn stated:
… today LinkedIn is deepening our partnership with Evernote. LinkedIn members can scan a business card using Evernote’s mobile app and then directly connect with this contact on LinkedIn to maintain the new relationship. Evernote’s card scanning service is fast, reliable, and literally world-class, with support for seven languages.
In Evernote, our members will be able to view profile photos, job titles and company information from LinkedIn right in the notes created when they scan business cards. LinkedIn members will now also be able to enter comments related to the scanned card and geo-tag the location where the card was scanned.
Well that is definitely a big step on LinkedIn’s end. A big step toward Evernote.
The CardMunch service will officially shut down July 11, 2014, but users that transfer their data into Evernote will “receive two free years of Evernote’s premium business card scanning service.” More details on that here.
Hopefully this extended partnership will serve users of both LinkedIn and Evernote for the better. And, who knows, maybe this is a taste of a big acquisition to come.For more business card scanning options for iOS, check out our AppGuide.