ABBYY® Delivers Cross-Platform Sharing of Contact Data for Apple® and Android Users

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A mission-critical business-tool, ABBYY's Business Card Readers easily collect and manage contact data in 21 languages. BCR 6.0 provides superior contact management and swift sharing of data between users of both iOS and Android devices.

A leading provider of document recognition, data capture, and linguistic technologies and services

"ABBYY’s Business Card Readers provide an enhanced, interactive interface for a better browsing, grouping and sorting experience."

ABBYY®, a leading provider of document recognition, data capture and linguistic technologies, is pleased to announce the availability of ABBYY Business Card Reader 6.0, the latest version of the iOS software to easily capture and manage contact data from business cards in 21 languages.

Much like ABBYY Business Card 3.0 for Android presented at the MWC 2013, it incorporates Qualcomm’s AllJoynTM technology providing swift sharing of contact data over Wi-Fi among users of iOS and Android editions of Business Card Reader. This next version for iOS also delivers new powerful search and management capabilities, allowing for easy structuring of a large amount of captured data within the application’s built-in storage, the CardHolder.

“We are developing a well-structured working environment for all those seeking to expand their business contact lists and utilize modern technology tools to work with business cards effectively. Today, we are pleased to present a compact solution for cross-platform sharing of contacts among our Business Card Reader users who run Apple and Android-based devices. With this release, they can easily exchange their cards regardless of the platform type," explained Katya Solntseva, Director of Mobile Products Department at ABBYY.

The new version for iOS devices allows users to create personal electronic business cards in different languages for instant exchange via Wi-Fi. Through AllJoyn functionality, all the electronic contacts are wirelessly sent directly from one ABBYY Business Card Reader application to another and saved to the CardHolder storage.

Business Card Reader 6.0 offers an advanced cropping tool that automatically cuts off all the background of the business card’s photo, making it look like a real-life business card in the CardHolder. The updated application also automatically geotags business contacts, so users can track from which regions business cards are most often captured, on the world’s map.

Furthermore, both search-by-date and search-by-keyword functionality are now available.
ABBYY’s Business Card Reader 6.0 provides an enhanced, interactive interface for a better browsing, grouping and sorting experience.


ABBYY Business Card Reader 6.0 for iOS is available at The App Store (accessible through iTunes®). It is ideal for Apple iPhone 5, 4S, and 4 (iOS 6.0), and partially compatible with the new iPad (3d generation), iPad 4 with Retina display (4th generation), and iPad Mini (autofocus required).

Supported interface languages include English, German, French, Italian, Spanish, Russian and Portuguese.

For more information about the product, visit the product page.

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ABBYY is a leading provider of document recognition, data capture, and linguistic technologies and services. Its key products include the ABBYY FineReader line of optical character recognition (OCR) applications, ABBYY FlexiCapture® line of data capture solutions, ABBYY Lingvo® dictionary software, and development tools. ABBYY Language Services provides comprehensive linguistic solutions to corporate customers. Paper-intensive organizations from all over the world use ABBYY solutions to automate time- and labor-consuming tasks and to streamline business processes.

ABBYY products are used in large-scale government projects such as those of Australian Taxation Office, Lithuanian Tax Inspectorate, Ministry of Education of Russia, Ministry of Education of Ukraine, Montgomery County Government of the USA, and Government of Canada. Companies that license ABBYY technologies include BancTec, Canon, EMC/Captiva, Hewlett-Packard, KnowledgeLake, Microsoft, NewSoft, Notable Solutions, Samsung Electronics and more.

ABBYY OCR applications are shipped with equipment from the world's top manufacturers such as Epson, Fujitsu, Fuji Xerox, Microtek, Panasonic, Plustek, Ricoh, Toshiba, and Xerox. ABBYY is headquartered in Moscow, Russia, with offices in Germany, the UK, the United States, Canada, Ukraine, Cyprus, Australia, Japan and Taiwan. For more information, visit

ABBYY, the ABBYY Logo, FineReader, ABBYY FineReader, Lingvo, ABBYY Lingvo, FlexiCapture, are either registered trademarks or trademarks of ABBYY Software Ltd. Apple, iPhone, iPad, iPod are registered trademarks of Apple Inc. Other products and company names mentioned herein may be trademarks and/or registered trademarks of their respective owners and are hereby recognized.

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