LinkedIn has launched a new version of its CardMunch application on the iPhone that allows users to convert business cards into digital contacts. The user simply takes a photo of the business card and the app automatically recognizes the text and matches it with the person’s LinkedIn profile. The user can then get a glimpse of more information such as mutual contacts, credentials and education.
The interface of CardMunch has also been updated to include a Rolodex-feel where the user can swipe through the digital business cards. The app also allows notes to be added to contact card while the card is being processed.
The app is currently free and is compatible with the Apple iPhone and iPod touch.